Prosecutor: patients bribing doctor charged

Within the fight against corruption in Slovak health care, two patients of the former senior doctor at the Urology Department of Skalica Hospital who is charged with receiving a bribe, face also a suit for bribing him.

Courtroom, illustrative stock photoCourtroom, illustrative stock photo (Source: Sme)

The Special Prosecutor’s Office (ÚŠP) prosecutor filed the charges at the Specialised Criminal Court on July 27. ÚŠP spokeswoman Jana Tökölyová informed the SITA newswire that prosecutor charged the suspects, Ľuboš Š. and Ladislav N. for the misdemeanour of bribing. The doctor, identified as Jozef M., has already been charged.

Ľuboš Š. gave the senior doctor a bribe of €50 at his ward in Skalica hospital in January, according to the charges. This was a bribe for the health care rendered and for the treatment already made. Ladislav N. Also gave a bribe to the senior doctor in his office, this time €40.

The former senior doctor is seeking a guilty plea which is expected to be approved by the court. The session should start on August 19. The doctor admitted to having received various bribes in 26 cases between November 9, 2015 and January 11, 2016 – in various amounts. 

Top stories

News digest: Slovak-Hungarian relationship has never been as good as now, Hungarian MFA says

Health Ministry fears spread of Delta strain from football match in Budapest. Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister refutes claims of a negative relationship with his Slovak counterpart. Read more in today's digest.


12 h
Illustrative stock photo

Law change makes cannabidiol legal

CBD allowed in cosmetics, but off the menu for food products.


18 h
The Umbrella March is held in Bratislava this Sunday, June 20, 2021.

A record set by Luis Suarez has been broken in Slovakia

Read other interesting stories from this week in the roundup.


17 h
A paraglider flies over a valley from the Martinské hole mountains.

The Slovak region compared to Tuscany is a big unknown

Set out on a trip to the Turiec region with a new Spectacular Slovakia podcast series.


17. jún