A Person‘s Life Is
Connected With Health,
Nature and Family;
Mine Is Also Connected
With Health Care
During my studies at grammar school and university,
I worked as a hospital attendant. Then I participated in the
privatization of numerous health resorts and bathhouses.
For ﬁve years, I worked in hospital management; for ten
years, in a foreign health care concern; and for ﬁve years
I worked for the most successful health care provider in
Central Europe. I gained experience not only in the Czech
Republic but also in neighbouring countries. I participated
in the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine at the
University of Ostrava, with which I collaborate actively.
The Moravian-Silesian region is one of the
most populous regions in the Czech Republic.
There are six districts, almost 5,000 medical
surgeries, over thirty inpatient facilities and
almost 300 pharmacies. Apart from university
hospitals, there are also regional, municipal
and private hospitals.
The Moravian-Silesian Region coordinates
medical emergency services and its medical
facilities have been charged with public
service compensation since 2015. In short,
that means they have to ensure medical
care will be provided to the whole region.
The region fulfills this role very well. Its
functioning in the current situation is a good
example. The distribution of protective
medical equipment, the establishment of
a sampling centres network, the coordination
of hospitalized COVID patients, the
coordination of vaccine distribution and
securing the functioning of vaccination
of medical high schools and colleges play
an important role here.
Sometimes it may seem that the people
care more about their cars than about their
health. Hopefully, the current situation
will teach us a lesson and motivate us
to change this way of thinking, to start
taking care of ourselves regularly. I see
this as a challenge for the future and I am
ready to support it as much as possible.
People gradually have got used to new
technologies. For example, e-prescriptions
were only a fiction until recently. The region
is working on a range of great projects, such
as eHealth--modern, quick and effective
health care--and mHealth--mobile health
care, telemedicine or telemedpoint--in the
context of the strategic ‘Smarter Region’
project for a smart Moravian-Silesian
I believe that the profession of a doctor
or a nurse will gain its charm again, with
regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These are the professions that save us.
Our Faculty of Medicine and the network
Ing. René Janosch
Člen redakční rady / Member of Editorial Board
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