Monday marks changes to health care system

Several changes to the health care system come into effect on Monday, April 1. Medical marihuana is now legally available in the Czech Republic for patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other serious conditions. They will be able to get electronic prescriptions for cannabis from their doctors. All medical marihuana will be imported; the authorities will only allow Czech firms to grow medical marihuana in a year’s time. The changes to the health care system also include a new regulation of organs transplantations; Czech patients can now receive organs from foreign nationals who die in the Czech Republic.

Author: Jan Richter