City of Prague to take over four state-run hospitals

The City of Prague will take over four state-run hospitals in the capital, according to a deal between Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda and Health Minister Leoš Heger that was announced on Tuesday. According to the agreement, the city will run the hospitals Na Homolce, Na Bulovce, Thomayerova and the maternity hospital in Podolí. The move will accommodate the capital’s health care needs, Mr Svoboda said. It is not clear when the takeover will take place; however, the officials said legislation must be amended accordingly before it happens.

Author: Jan Richter