Doctor Jan Blatný appointed health minister

Doctor Jan Blatný has been named Czech minister of health. He was appointed by President Miloš Zeman at his Lány residence near Prague on Thursday. The move came less than a week after the previous minister, Roman Prymula, was photographed leaving a restaurant, which should have been closed under Covid-19 restrictions. Mr. Prymula was only appointed in the latter half of September.

Dr. Blatny specialises in paediatric haematology and has international experience. He has previously served as deputy head of Brno’s University Hospital.

Author: Ian Willoughby