3. Providing health services effectively
The section on PROVIDING HEALTH SERVICES EFFECTIVELY describes approaches for service delivery planning and patient pathways for suspected COVID-19 cases. It also considers efforts by countries to maintain other essential services during periods of excessive demand for health services.
3.1 Planning services
The Ministry of Health designated one hospital in the east part of Slovakia, one in central part of Slovakia and one in the capital of Bratislava, which will serve uniquely for the treatment of Covid-19. Other hospitals will provide separate pavillions for this kind of treatment.
There is an increased availability of telephone and e-mail consultation of health services in Slovak Republic since the outbreak of COVID-19. Health insurance companies provided a bonus payment for tele-medicine, in order to stimulate out-patient providers to continue service provision.