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Slovakia does not have to compensate the Union private health insurer

The German Supreme Court dismissed the original arbitration decision against Slovakia concerning the ban on health-insurance companies’ profits.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Nov 2018, at 22:06

When do you need a referral slip from a doctor?

All you need to know about referral slips for medical specialists.Zuzana Matkovská15. Oct 2018, at 22:55

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Do you know which are the best Slovak hospitals?

The economic think-tank INEKO has assessed the country's hospitals for the fourth time.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Oct 2018, at 6:13

F. D. Roosevelt Faculty Hospital in Banská Bystrica is the best in the category of state university and faculty hospitals.

Nurses will get more to stay in Slovakia

The government is increasing the salaries of nurses by up to 16 percent.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Oct 2018, at 22:30

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Opposition MP filed criminal motion against University Hospital in Bratislava

MP Jana Cigániková cites general public threat and suspicion of not reporting a crime as the reason.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Sep 2018, at 0:00

SaS MP Jana Cigániková

Slovakia experiences upward trend in HIV incidence

More than 50 new HIV cases were registered in first half of 2018.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Sep 2018, at 6:08

HIV testing

Measles epidemic emergency status downgraded in Michalovce district

Monitoring of the situation and other measures remain in placeCompiled by Spectator staff, 14. Aug 2018, at 6:24

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What are the most common causes of death among Slovaks?

Health information centre scrutinised death causes, causes of hospitalisation and compared the trend in the long term.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jul 2018, at 14:15

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Measles spread to other districts

Towns and hospitals adopt preventive measures.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jul 2018, at 14:14

Vaccination against measles in Trebišov

Mothers and experts ranked best maternity hospitals in Slovakia

Koch Gynaecology and Obstetrics Hospital and Faculty Hospital Trenčín ranked among the best.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2018, at 10:36

Koch Obstetrics Hospital, Bratislava

The east continues its fight against measles

The infection remains within the Michalovce district, authorities say.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Jul 2018, at 6:27

MMR vaccine

Slovakia scored worse in health care than Pakistan

Even Pakistan scored better in health care, according to a recently published Index.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jul 2018, at 14:05

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Health Ministry plans thorough reform of hospitals

"Responsible government must reform. If we want better health care in a few years, we must start today," says PM.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Jul 2018, at 15:04

State of emergency declared in Michalovce over measles epidemic

There are no free beds in the local hospital any moreCompiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jul 2018, at 13:12

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Most Slovaks in rehab are coming off methamphetamines

The 25 to 29 age group make up the highest share of rehab patients.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jun 2018, at 23:59

The most serious and largest drug problem in Europe in terms of social costs and ill health is the use of heroine.

Measles return to Slovakia after 20 years

Other European countries face the problem too, mostly due to low vaccination rates.Radka Minarechová, 27. Jun 2018, at 19:44

The Michalovce hospital

PM Pellegrini announces investment in health care

Most of the money to go into health care had already been proposed and some even introduced by the previous health minister (a Smer nominee) Tomáš Drucker, analyst points out.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. May 2018, at 14:07

University Hospital Bratislava

EC halted proceedings against Slovakia in re-export of medicaments

It basically acknowledged medicaments are not common goods, and new rules determining their trading should be found.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. May 2018, at 14:09

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Slovaks die of cancer more often than other EU citizens

The survival rate after diagnosing breast, cervical and colon cancer has not improved.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. May 2018, at 13:57

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Special Prosecutor’s Office to look into CT scanner investigation

The next steps will be specified later.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. May 2018, at 13:26

The hospital in Piešťany (yellow building)