He graduated from the Military Medical Academy in Hradec Králové, department of general medicine (1988-1993). In 1996, at the Institute for Further Education of Healthcare Workers in Bratislava, he obtained a 1st degree specialization - general medicine. He completed a three-year study in the field of "public health management expert" at the Slovak Medical University in Bratislava (2005-2008). In 2000, he obtained a 2nd degree specialization - general medicine at the Slovak Postgraduate Academy of Medicine in Bratislava. He was accepted into the service of a professional soldier while studying at a military college on January 1, 1988. In the years 2020 to 2021, he worked as the director of the Central Military Hospital SNP Ružomberok.
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ITAPA Open Talk: Slovakia has the most efficient healthcare in Europe - how to make it a reality?; | ITAPA HEALTH & CARE 2022
Slovakia has the most efficient healthcare in Europe - how to make a dream a reality? | ITAPA Open TalkThe evening Open Talk will bring a lively discussion of politicians and ex-politists about their vision for the Slovak healthcare system, so that one day it will become one of the most efficient healthcare systems in Europe. About why healthcare has not been a priority for various government sets and whether this may change in the future.
Hosts ITAPA Open Talk
Vladimír Lengvarský, Minister of Health of the Slovak Republic
Richard Raši, former Minister of Health of the Slovak Republic
Vladimír Baláž, Committee of the National Council of the Slovak Republic for Healthcare
Jana Bittó Cigániková, Committee of the National Council of the Slovak Republic for Healthcare
Chairman: Michal Kovačič
"The COVID-19 pandemic has fully shown the state of our Slovak healthcare system, which urgently needs reform. My team at the ministry is working hard on the groundbreaking systematic changes that many previous governments have attempted several times over the past 17 years, but to no avail. We have a reform that will bring patients high-quality, targeted healthcare, which means more lives saved and a reduction in avoidable deaths, and doctors, nurses and other health professionals have better conditions for their work at our fingertips. The motivation is all the greater because it is followed by the historic much-needed investment in the reconstruction and construction of hospitals with European money - the Recovery and Resilience Plan. In addition to managing the pandemic and protecting the health and lives of people in connection with COVID-19, my team at the ministry is working on other important changes, such as drug policy and many other areas.“