Health sector employees turn to president for help

A crisis committee of nurses, patients and unions in the health sector has appealed to President Milos Zeman to push for a solution to the growing problems in the public health sector which they say is impacting the quality of health care provided. This includes an acute shortage of nurses who say they are no longer able to care for patients as required. The deputy chairman of the Association of Czech and Moravian Hospitals Petr Fiala complained that the present government was turning a blind eye to the problem and had proved a bitter disappointment to employees in the health sector.