Report: Czechia not prepared for crises, extraordinary situations

Czechia is not sufficiently prepared for crises and other extraordinary situations, says the Supreme Audit Office in an annual report for last year published on Tuesday.

The auditors said that the responsible institutions underestimated many events, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, and did not draw lessons from them; in some cases such agencies took formal steps without substantial results.

The Supreme Audit Office also said that it was likely that the state will repeat similar mistakes at critical moments; this could lead to significant damage and wasted funding and may endanger the health of the population.

Author: Ian Willoughby