Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Situation in Košice hospital returns to normal

As of Wednesday, November 30, the situation at the University Hospital of Louis Pasteur (UNLP) in Košice was reported to have normalised vis-a-vis a protest action by doctors in which they were due to leave their positions as of tomorrow. UNLP spokesperson Jaroslava Oravcová said that 221 doctors had withdrawn their resignations, the SITA newswire reported.

As of Wednesday, November 30, the situation at the University Hospital of Louis Pasteur (UNLP) in Košice was reported to have normalised vis-a-vis a protest action by doctors in which they were due to leave their positions as of tomorrow. UNLP spokesperson Jaroslava Oravcová said that 221 doctors had withdrawn their resignations, the SITA newswire reported.

“Only 17 notices remain valid and we expect them to be withdrawn soon too,” Oravcová added. On Tuesday, a ban on accepting new patients was lifted and planned surgeries and hospitalisations will now proceed as normal. Hospital director Tomáš Sieber on Wednesday thanked doctors for their decision to continue working. According to hospital sources, doctors started withdrawing their notices partly because management did not use heavy pressure in negotiations, but instead appealed to common sense and logical arguments when talking to the doctors.

Doctors throughout Slovakia have submitted mass resignation notices as a sign of protest. They are seeking higher salaries, a halt to the transformation of hospitals into joint-stock companies, a change to the system of financing health care, and observance of the Labour Code in relation to overtime hours.

Source: 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

Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak