Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Health Minister left on his terms

Health Minister Ivan Valentovič has said that he made the decision to tender his resignation, citing personal reasons, the SITA newswire wrote.

Health Minister Ivan Valentovič has said that he made the decision to tender his resignation, citing personal reasons, the SITA newswire wrote.

Prime Minister Robert Fico confirmed this, stating that he was fully satisfied with Valentovič. His successor is Richard Raši, who has said patients and health care workers are his priority.

President Ivan Gašparovič said he thought that Raši should continue reforming the health care sector.

Tomas Szálay from the Health Policy Institute (HPI) think tank said that Valentovič’s two years in office were a waste of time. He cited the informatisation of the health care sector and a catalogue of health care services as examples.

Eduard Kováč, executive director of the Association of Health Insurance Companies (ZZP), pointed out that Valentovič’s term was influenced by politics.

Both he and Szálay refused comment on Raši’s appointment. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness