Top health insurer to cover skin cancer screening

From next year Czechia’s main public health insurer, VZP, will cover the costs of preventive examinations for the early detection of skin cancer. Until now, the insured had the option of paying for the examination themselves and then applying for financial compensation in return.

Jan Bodnár, deputy director of VZP, said on Tuesday that the success of skin tumor treatment depended on the stage at which doctors discovered it.

Author: Ian Willoughby