Swiss company Novartis initiates in Slovakia the establishing of the fund, which aims to support the innovations in pharmacy and medicine. Partnerships of private companies, academic and research community may contribute to the progress in research and development and to better using of sources with aim to help the patients. Given the importance of cooperation and partnerships the company has decided to initiate the establishing of the fund with aim to support the realisation of new ideas, which may significantly increase the quality of life.
National Transplant Organization will be a coordination part of all transplant processes with exactly set tasks and mandates. Among other things, it will be issuing the written approval necessary for providers who provide the export of tissues and cells out of Slovakia. This results from the amendment to the act on health care signed by President Ivan Gašparovič. Ministry of Health will be responsible for establishing of the transplant organization.
The aim of new conceptual program named Prevent dialogue is to start on all levels in Parliament the debate and subsequently the programs on prevention of diseases. As today informed by the President of National Council for Health, Richard Raši, the activities focused on prevention before diseases, which according to statistics and social significance most affect the citizens of Slovakia, aim to provoke the expert debate across the Parliament. This discussion should be in cooperation with experts from various fields of medicine.
Slovakia will probably have a National Transplant Organization. It should be a coordination part in all transplantation processes with exactly set tasks and mandates. This organization will be, inter alia, issuing the written approval necessary for providers performing the export of tissues and cells out of Slovakia. This results from the amendment to the act on health care approved by members of Parliament.
Public Health Office has established the hotline on which people may report the suspicion of corruption. According to the spokeswoman of the Office, Lenka Skalická, number +421 907 753 397 and e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org can be used for reporting of suspicion of committing a crime of accepting a bribe, bribery, indirect corruption or abusing of authority. Public can report the suspicion of corruption considering the activities of all regional public health offices in Slovakia.
Smer-SD is according to former Minister of Health Ivan Uhliarik returning the healthcare system 20 years ago to socialism, when it wants to create one health insurance company and hospitals with assured existence regardless of quality. Renovation of terminal minimum network according to him means a creation of list of privileged hospitals that will not be pushed by quality of provided health care, success of operations and satisfaction of patients. Because they will be sure that insurance company have to make a contract with them.
Donation of tissues and cells should be voluntary, free and anonymous. This is stated in the non-legislation resolution today approved by members of European Parliament (EP). Parliament also pointed to the potential positives of using of stem cells from umbilical cord blood. In its resolution Parliament called on all EU member states to prohibit the granting of financial incentives and clearly set the conditions for granting of financial compensation.
Current members of Board of directors in the Healthcare Surveillance Authority should be replaced by new people. Minister of Health Zuzana Zvolenská proposes to withdraw all members including the President and Vice President. This results from the material, submitted to the negotiation of the Government by Minister of Health. As stated in the material, withdrawing of members of Board of directors is proposed in accordance to the results of activities of the office with regard to the current situation in healthcare system and responsibility of the Government for health of Slovak population.
Departments of hospital in Vranov nad Topľou are beginning to use the Vacuum Assisted Closure Therapy, which should ensure patients the faster healing of wounds. This method is brand new and was used last week by the treatment of the first patient. This therapy has been recently often used as an active therapy by effective healing of acute, trauma or chronic wounds. Whole system is based on the controlled and localized pressure, which is exerted directly on the wound and accelerates the creation of new tissue.
General hospital and polyclinic Levoča, member of Agel group, has introduced a new navigation system in its area. Patients as well as visitors of the healthcare institution can thus find particular workstations a little easier than until now. New navigation of the hospitals has after several decades replaced the original signs in this healthcare institution.