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Medical trade unions will announce on Thursday afternoon how many doctors have decided to resign. They will inform about it at a press briefing at 1:00 p.m. in front of the University Hospital in Bratislava. TASR was informed about this by the Medical Trade Union (LOZ).

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Head of the Medical Trade Union Peter Visolajský.

Several faculty and university hospitals in Bratislava and in the regions told TASR on Thursday that they have not registered any doctors’ resignations yet. The head of the LOZ, Peter Visolajský, told TASR that the doctors want to give their resignations at a press briefing, according to him, the numbers are still changing.

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health criticized Visolajský’s approach, which, according to him, conveys incomplete or no information to doctors about the fulfillment of their requirements, and many are thus misled. “We believe that the approach of the LOZ management is unfair when it repeatedly changes the requirements during the ongoing negotiations,” said the department’s communications department. He emphasized that the ministry is absolutely interested in solving the situation in the health sector. At the same time, it pointed out that “finding an agreement, however, requires the fulfillment of three basic conditions for the interested parties – to be decent, to be competent and, last but not least, to want.”

No resignations have yet been made in university and faculty hospitals or cardiac institutes, but the hospitals are monitoring the situation. “We do not have any information about the resignations, we have not received any yet,” said Eva Kliská, spokeswoman for the Bratislava University Hospital. The same situation exists in Košice’s Louis Pasteur University Hospital. “For all medical workplaces, the hospital has created crisis scenarios for different numbers of resignations so that we can ensure acute health care, smooth operation and to minimize the complexity of providing health care to patients who are in need of deferred health care,” declared spokeswoman Monika Krišková.

Martin University Hospital has prepared a crisis scenario. “But it is difficult to deal with it on a fictional level. We have to wait until Friday to see how the situation really develops here,” said Katarína Kapustová, spokeswoman for the facility.

Even the Faculty Hospital with Polyclinic in Nové Zámky has no resignations yet and no knowledge of the number of doctors who plan to submit them. “Since we don’t know the exact numbers, we don’t know what situation to prepare for. Everything depends on the number of doctors who finally decide to resign and on the composition of individual departments in the hospital,” added the hospital’s spokesperson Ján Baček.

LOZ has been announcing the resignation of doctors for a long time as a sign of disagreement with the current conditions in the system. Back in February, the association presented eight requirements that could help the healthcare system. Despite the proposal to increase the salaries of medical professionals, which is currently being discussed in the parliament, Visolajský called on the doctors to submit their resignations.

The action of mass resignations of doctors shook the Slovak healthcare system at the end of 2011. The departure of about 1,200 doctors from hospitals at that time led to the declaration of a state of emergency. More than 2,400 doctors initially participated in the action, in the end about half of them insisted on their resignation. At that time, the health workers decided to seek a radical solution for not accepting their demands.

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