Tag: physicians

Wednesday, 14. November 2012, 15:53

Ministry of Health does not have a review on the duties of hospital doctors in Slovakia and even hospitals do not know the number and kind of other duties of doctors working on part-time. The law does not require doctors to inform about it. According to the analyst Dušan Zachar from Ineko, the Ministry should aim to publish the list of doctors also with their duties as was some time ago made by Ministry of Education with the university employees. 

Wednesday, 07. November 2012, 19:55

Tariff salaries of employees working in hospitals associated in the Association of Hospitals in Slovakia should increase by 2.5% from October 1, 2012. By same per cent should increase also from January 1, 2013.  This is a verdict of an arbitrator Ľubomír Majerčík in the dispute for closing-down of the collective contract of higher level between the Association of Hospitals in Slovakia and Slovak Trade Union of Health and Social Services. 

Tuesday, 06. November 2012, 18:50

Medical Trade Union is asking the President Ivan Gašparovič to turn the amended Labour Code back to the renegotiation of the Parliament. They explained their reasons to the President of Slovak republic in the open letter. Head of the Trade Union, Peter Visolajský, in its letter claims, that Labour Code consists of lot of special, disabling exceptions for doctors, which aim is to mask the lack of doctors in the healthcare system. 

Sunday, 04. November 2012, 16:56

Slovak healthcare professionals, as well as their colleagues from V4 countries, will come out in front of their hospitals at the end of November to point to problems in healthcare system. Doctors together with other healthcare professionals will gather in front of selected hospitals for five minutes. Representatives of Medical Trade Union did not specify yet, in which hospitals in Slovakia and which day this event will take place. 

Sunday, 04. November 2012, 16:54

Representatives of Medical Trade Union are asking the Government for the legislation guarantee of the third increasing of salaries from January 1, 2013. They are, for all that, not against the dividing of third increasing of salaries for longer period of time. According to the head of the Medical Trade Union, they insist on the legislation guaranty. Problem is, according to him, unreal conditions of Minister of Health Zuzana Zvolenská, which should go along with this increasing.

Monday, 29. October 2012, 19:58

Medical trade unionists did not make an agreement with Minister of Health Zuzana Zvolenská on third increasing of salaries even after 4 hours of negotiations. Zvolenská claims that state does not have money for it. Trade unionists, however, insist on fulfilling of memorandum signed with former Government. They are not directly talking about the mass deposing, but their statements and actions do not exclude this proceeding. Through the questionnaire on their website they are trying to find out, whether their colleagues are willing to enter the strike again.

Friday, 26. October 2012, 12:36

In on-coming days Bratislava will become the centre of action not just European, but also the world wide’s neurosurgery. The annual congress of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) expects about 500 participants from 67 countries and 60 exhibitors. As was stated by the head of the congress, the chief of Department of Neurosurgery of the Medical Faculty of Comenius University, professor Juraj Šteňo, the motto is to treat patients, to preserve brain functions and the brain examination.

Friday, 26. October 2012, 12:17

Memorandum signed by former Government guaranteed doctors the New Year's increasing of their wages. According to Zvolenská, there is, however, a lack of money, so she wants to postpone it, untill one health insurance company will be implemented. This should start working from January or July 2014. It is not excluded, that last increasing of salaries of doctors will be hold off until 2015. Ministry of Health refuses to talk about the details of its proposal with the media. 

Wednesday, 24. October 2012, 12:52

Representatives of trade unions of doctors and nurses have agreed to work together and announced also the stronger negotiations. According to the head of Medical Trade Union, Peter Visolajský, both organizations have certain problems. Therefore, they have decided to solve it together and together will hold the more penetrative dialogue with politicians. Whether this means also common coercive actions in the future, he did not say. 

Wednesday, 24. October 2012, 12:48

Private outpatient clinics and hospitals joined the critique of implementation of one insurance company. Only one insurance company should, according to the estimations of the Ministry of Health, begin to work already in 2014. Private doctors and hospitals are afraid that one state insurance company will prefer public hospitals and outpatient clinics. According to the head of the Association of Private Doctors, Ladislav Pásztor, for them it means a loss of sharing of the risk.