Tag: physicians

Friday, 19. October 2012, 22:36

Proposal of Minister of Health Zuzana Zvolenská for third wave of increasing of salaries of doctors, to which the Government committed itself in memorandum, is already in the world. Ministry and Medical Trade Union are, however, very careful in their expressions, any of this parties do not want to introduce the details of this proposal. Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Health, Zuzana Čižmáriková, said that they firstly want to discuss on this issue with doctors and only afterwards with public. 

Tuesday, 09. October 2012, 21:18

Doctors still insist on shortening of hours of attendance for first aid emergency service until 10 pm. They would like to have their services shorten from January 1, 2013. According to the President of the Association of Private Doctors, Ladislav Pásztor, they have discussed on this acute problem on their last general meeting, which took place at the end of last month. Doctors have been insisting on their requirement for a longer time, last time they have drawn attention to it in June this year, but situation remained unchanged. 

Thursday, 04. October 2012, 13:20

Association of Private Doctors is interested in cooperation with Ministry of Health on creating of unitary health insurance system, even though it considers the system with several insurance companies as the better one. This was stated on the general meeting of the association by newly re-elected President Ladislav Pásztor. He also added that Minister of Health Zuzana Zvolenská, who has also participated on this meeting, according to her own words expects their statements and professional help. 

Thursday, 04. October 2012, 13:15

Medical Trade Union considers the statements of the President of the Association of Faculty Hospitals, Jozef Valocký, as a badge of incompetence and misleading. Valocký reacted to the criticism from the side of Medical Trade Union by saying that directors of hospitals have lower salaries than doctors in Trade Union. Trade Union stated that if the public procurements in hospitals were made “standardly”, there could be savings for third stage of increasing of salaries of doctors. Valocký afterwards called on Trade Union to stop slandering the directors of hospitals and stated that some hospitals are spending 100% of their incomes on salaries.

Wednesday, 03. October 2012, 9:26

Association of Hospitals in Slovakia does not agree with the statement of Medical Trade Union that resources for increasing of salaries of doctors can be found in the better management of hospitals. Association claims that hospitals are currently giving more than 80% of their incomes from health insurance companies to salaries and they do not have any possibility or space for efficient management of their institutions. Association also claims that Trade Union has not submitted any principal proposals of system solution for stabilization and development of the healthcare system.

Friday, 28. September 2012, 11:37

The vast majority of hospital doctors is asking the Government to fulfil the Memorandum, as has been agreed last year, including the third wave of increasing of their salaries. According to doctors, this level of increasing of wages would not require € 40 million as was presented by Ministry of Health and in case of fulfilling of Memorandum the increasing of salaries will not burden the state budget. 

Friday, 28. September 2012, 11:20

Some doctors are involved into the rivalry of health insurance companies for obtaining of policyholders. They are encouraging their patients to leave private health insurance company and convert into the public one. Activities of doctors should support the effort of Government to create the only one health insurance company. Peter Lipták from Slovak Medical Chamber called on his colleagues for the similar effort through e-mail. The largest private health insurance company Dôvera wants to defend through the legal action. 

Thursday, 27. September 2012, 18:30

Whether doctors will get their salaries increased next year is still uncertain. Minister of Health Zuzana Zvolenská keep negotiating with medical trade unions on the gradually payment of higher salaries. Head of Medical Trade Union Peter Visolajský believes that Government will be responsible and will keep its promises. With regard to the phases of third stage of increasing of salaries, trade unionists are, according to Visolajský, waiting for the offer. Spokeswoman of Ministry of Health Zuzana Čižmáriková promises that Medical Trade Union will get the proposals before next negotiation on salaries.

Thursday, 27. September 2012, 12:36

Žilina self-governmental region will enter into negotiations with private doctors from 8 buildings of former polyclinics, where they have been providing the health care. The ninth polyclinic in Liptovský Hrádok will be offered in the public competition. Doctors have expressed their interest in buildings in Kysucké Nové Mesto, Bytča, Turzovka, Liptovský Mikuláš, Martin and Turčianske Teplice.

Friday, 07. September 2012, 14:04

Patients complain that they cannot chose the specialists, which they want so free choice of doctor set by the law only works on the paper. Doctors argue that they cannot accept new clients due to health insurance companies. These each month commit a package of performances that will be covered. Therefore they are refusing patients and sending them to the outpatient clinics in the place of their residence. Health insurance companies defend their approach and say that specialists sometimes provide unnecessary examinations. Ministry of Health and health insurance companies also argue that free choice of doctor in Slovakia real exists. Therefore in the case of its violating Ministry recommends dissatisfied patient to complain.