Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Uhliarik: Doctors have right to good pay, but shouldn’t endanger patients’ health

Health Minister Ivan Uhliarik said on Wednesday, March 9, that he respects the right of health-care employees to have better working and salary conditions.

Health Minister Ivan Uhliarik said on Wednesday, March 9, that he respects the right of health-care employees to have better working and salary conditions.

Speaking at a session of the government, he stressed that doctors must recognise the current situation in healthcare, with both hospitals and the largest (state-run) health insurer Všeobecná Zdravotná Poisťovňa drowning in debt. Uhliarik stated that the ministry is carrying out measures aimed at more effective use of resources, which could then be used to increase salaries.

The minister was reacting to a protest announced by the Slovak Union of Expert Doctors (SLUŠ), which recommended that its members should suspend care on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 9. "I value the work of doctors and nurses, and that isn't just words ... but I reject endangering the health of patients without proper communication with the ministry," Uhliarik said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Source: TASR

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

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4