Shortage of nurses leaves gap in Czech health care
A number of Czech hospitals will be on the verge of closing because of a shortage of Nurses and Physicians.
Czech Republic lacks hundreds of doctors and nurses to be staffed in its hospitals. And there is nobody to replace them. In some hospitals the situation is now so serious that they must be closed by a department or a limited operation on them.
Almost all the hospitals now , we are under staffed now,” told Pravo Milan Kubek, president of the Czech Medical Chamber.
Many of the doctors and nurses are of retirement age, but because there is nobody to replace them with, they continue to be in the job.
Hundreds of Czech medical staff have already moved abroad to take up lucrative contracts-and many more are expected to do so once the country is part of the EU and it adds up to the shortage.
Shortage of doctors and nurses is the reason that many hospitals cancel acute care beds, because patients have no one to treat.
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