Head of Czech Doctor’s Association warns of lack of doctors

02-10-2008

The head of the Czech Doctor’s Association Milan Kubek has warned that a lack of qualified doctors in a hospital in the town of Havířov na Karvinsku is threatening that hospital’s ability to provide care for its patients. He also added that his organisation can no longer guarantee the quality of care in the hospital. In comments reported by the Czech News Agency ČTK, Mr Kubek warned that in the last year the number of available qualified doctors had fallen sharply in the hospital and that it now faced a serious crisis, brought on in his view by mismanagement over a long period. The hospital in Havířov na Karvinsku caters to a population of 120,000 people.