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News on medicine and health care in Slovakia

Doctors have signed contracts with the state-run insurer

The weeks-long dispute has come to an end.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Jan 2019, at 13:49

Busting myths: The risk of migrants importing dangerous diseases is low

The increasing number of countries dealing with the health treatment of migrants and refugees, according to Jozef Bartovic from WHO Regional Office for Europe.Radka Minarechová, 18. Dec 2018, at 6:45

Jozef Bartovic

Migrants face problems when it comes to health care. Mainly myths

The issues include finding a general practitioner and securing health insurance.Radka Minarechová, 18. Dec 2018, at 6:45

Hundreds of doctors do not have valid contracts with VšZP

People insured by the state-run health insurer may be asked to pay at the doctor’s.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Dec 2018, at 22:38

Thousands of people changed their health insurance

The private insurer Dôvera reports highest number of new clients.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Dec 2018, at 21:58

Male nurses in Slovakia: Patients do not know how to address us

Meet some of Slovakia's male nurses. There are very few of them.Nina Francelová, 22. Nov 2018, at 17:31

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Homeless people in Bratislava vaccinated

Non-governmental organisations are calling for systemic changes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Nov 2018, at 13:27

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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

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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

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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