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Best Slovak hospitals are in Banská Bystrica and Košice

The pandemic did not impact the ranking.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Dec 2020, at 17:31

Roosevelt hospital in Banská Bystrica

Allocating money for state-run health insurer triggers another dispute in coalition

The decision has been opposed by analysts and private insurers too.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Nov 2020, at 17:40

Slovaks with high blood pressure ignore treatment, experts say

Prevention also neglected in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Sep 2020, at 12:00

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Slovaks take less antibiotics than they used to

The consumption of antibiotics in Slovakia is the lowest it has been in the last 13 years; there are hopes the resistance of some bacteria to antibiotics might decrease too.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Jul 2020, at 11:20

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Coronavirus in Slovakia: Testing is targeted, imported infection reckoned with

Numbers of COVID-19 tests have dramatically decreased after Slovakia opened up.Zuzana Matkovská23. Jun 2020, at 10:13

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Health care purges have started - 12 top managers gone within two months

Health care analysts question the speed of the removals and some replacements the minister has chosen.Ján Krempaský, 11. Jun 2020, at 10:16

Health Minister Marej Krajčí

Foreign doctors criticise changes enabling them to help during the coronavirus pandemic

Although they welcome the changes, foreign doctors point to several problematic points.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. May 2020, at 13:49

The sad reality behind the masks

When the coronavirus epidemic is gone, we will have to deal with an epidemic of obesity and dementia.Anca Dragu, 27. May 2020, at 11:55

Face masks are obligatory in Slovakia.

No virus, no treatment, patients with other medical issues complain

Hospitals and outpatient departments defend themselves, saying they follow hygienic instructions.Ján Krempaský, 6. May 2020, at 20:27

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Health and life are the main priorities in a pandemic. Ministry defends limited access to abortions

Ombudswoman and NGOs see unfounded limits in safe access to abortions in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Apr 2020, at 23:22

Marek Krajčí, Health Minister

The COVID-19 virus to slow down Slovak economy

Firms are cancelling meetings and business trips, disinfecting their premises and sending their employees to work from home.Jana Liptáková, 11. Mar 2020, at 19:16

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Slovaks live fewer healthy years than other Europeans

The Health Ministry is focusing on prevention.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Mar 2020, at 13:40

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UPDATED: 27. Feb 2020, at 01:10

UPDATED: Slovakia getting ready for coronavirus

Border checks, no mail delivery to Italy, and temperature checks at Slovak airports are all in place from February 28.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Feb 2020, at 13:55

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Poll: Slovaks worry about corruption and a bad political culture

The most problematic area is the standard of living.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Jan 2020, at 13:38

"Corruption is cancer of society"

Vaccination calendar will change

The change regarding the MMR vaccine should lower the risk of occurrence and spreading of measles in children’s collectives.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Dec 2019, at 13:42

MMR vaccine

Slovakia recorded the highest number of new HIV cases last year

The country still belongs to the EU member states with the lowest HIV incidence, but numbers are rising.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Dec 2019, at 13:28

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Slovaks consume fewer antibiotics, but resistance is rising

Doctors in districts with high antibiotics consumption should think again about whether they are really necessary.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Nov 2019, at 14:00

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Health Minister Kalavská withdrew hospital reform minutes before the vote

The minister also tabled a proposal concerning the vaccination of children.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Oct 2019, at 22:14

Health Minister Andrea Kalavská talks to the media after the government's meeting on September 27, 2019. PM Peter Pellegrini stands in the background

Which are the best hospitals in Slovakia?

The ranking was published by think tank INEKO.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Oct 2019, at 13:45

F.D. Roosevelt University Hospital in Banská Bystrica

Government has approved hospital reform

But it lacks the support of Smer.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Sep 2019, at 13:19

PM Peter Pellegrini and Health Minister Andrea Kalavská after the government approved the reform of hospitals.