Health-care institutions in Slovakia

Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health

Health Minister: Richard Raši

Public Health Authority

This authority provides specialised health protection services in the fields of environmental hygiene, child and youth hygiene, food hygiene, preventative medicine, protection against health effects from ionising radiation, epidemiology, medical microbiology, health education and health-care statistics. It also provides education for students of public health in these fields.

Health Care Supervision Authority

The authority supervises health-care providers and health insurance companies. It also receives complaints and appeals from citizens.

National Health Information Centre

This centre helps to standardise the health-care information system; gathers, analyses and provides statistical data; and provides library and information services in medical sciences and health care. The centre is also responsible for the National Health Register.

State Institute for Drug Control

This institute, under the Health Ministry, is responsible for supervising the quality, effectiveness and safety of drugs and medical devices and maintains a database of drugs.

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