Czechia struggling with shortage of nurses

Hospitals and medical centres in Czechia are struggling with a shortage of nurses. According to an analysis by the Institute of Health Information and Statistics, the Czech health system currently lacks around 4,000 nurses. Nurses in hospitals are having to work overtime as a result and many specialists are having to do without a nurse. The Health Ministry has said it wants to increase the number of places in undergraduate courses for nurses by 20 to 30 percent.