Minister: Czech Republic to receive EU millions to improve health care workers education

The Czech Republic will receive some 722 million crowns, or nearly 40 million US dollars, from EU funds to improve the education of Czech health care workers, Health Minister Dana Jurásková said on Monday. The funds will pay for the education of some 39,000 doctors, nurses and other medical staff, the minister added. The ministry will now determine the details of the project and organize individual courses that will be launched in May and finish in April 2013. The ministry also welcomed the fact that it will be able to use the funds to pay the doctors and other health workers attending the courses who until now had to cover much of the expenses themselves.

Author: Jan Richter