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Doctors' Chamber asks president to halt transformation of hospitals

The president of the Slovak Doctors' Chamber (SLK), Milan Dragula, on Thursday, November 3, requested that Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič halt the transformation of hospitals into joint-stock companies.

The president of the Slovak Doctors' Chamber (SLK), Milan Dragula, on Thursday, November 3, requested that Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič halt the transformation of hospitals into joint-stock companies.

"If the resignations of the 2,400 doctors enter into force, Slovakia's health-care system will collapse... and I fear that some people may die. I begged Mr. President to halt the transformation until the election [in March], and propose different economic solutions that would maintain transparent economic policies for health-care facilities," said Dragula, as reported by the TASR newswire.

More than 2,400 hospital doctors submitted their resignations in late September in protest at the government's health-care reform plans, which include the transformation of hospitals. The resignations are due to come into force on December 1.

In response, Gašparovič said such a serious issue could not be decided at the drop of a hat. "Nobody knows what opinion the next government will have... I think that it's logical to put it off," he wrote on his website.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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