Czechs neglect health check-ups

The majority of Czechs neglect regular health check-ups, according to the country’s largest health insurer VZP. The company which registers 6 million clients, says that only around 40 percent of the population visit their doctor for a regular health check, and in Prague the number is even lower – a mere 32 percent. The insurer has been trying to change this by sending its clients invitations to screenings for the most widespread oncological diseases – breast cancer and cancer of the large intestine. People over 50 are entitled to a free check up every two years.