The National Assembly has passed a bill that transforms supplementary health insurance, a flat-rate monthly payment that is voluntary but needed for most health services, into a mandatory contribution attached to regular health insurance premiums. From next year, the payments will no longer be coll
Pharmaceutical giant Novartis has so far invested just over EUR 3.4 billion in Slovenia and together with the purchase consideration for Lek the figure amounts to over EUR 5.4 billion. This proves that Novartis is committed to staying active here, says country president of Novartis Slovenia Aymeric
A charity led by the parents of a child with a rare genetic condition, congenital CTNNB1 gene mutation, has raised more than €2 million for research that would lead to a gene therapy.
Called CTNNB1 Foundation, the charity aims to help Urban Miroševič as well as other kids suffering from this rare s
The government has adopted a bill on long-term care that determines the scope of long-term care services the state plans to provide, and introduces a new contribution to finance services that will be paid by employers and employees.
Under the legislation, the state would finance long-term care with
The government has adopted a bill on the digitalisation of healthcare, the first part of a planned health reform package that is supposed to thoroughly change how the system is financed and managed.
From next year, all public healthcare providers will have to send medical paperwork to a single IT h
Slovenian children have become slightly fitter this year but the latest nation-wide fitness test in schools has shown that girls are still scoring 8% lower and boys 4% lower in their overall physical fitness than before the Covid pandemic.
Preliminary findings after 60% of the data has been process
Silver Thread, an association campaigning for dignified old age, has collected the required 5,000 signatures to submit a bill on assisted suicide to the National Assembly well before the deadline.
In its announcement on 5 June, the association said it expected the considerable support for the bill
A Eurostat projection indicates that the age structure of Slovenia's population will change significantly in the coming decades as population ageing accelerates. In 2100, the elderly are expected to account for a third of the country's population, which is forecast to decline by some 7% in the next
Slovenia is marking 20 years since the helicopter emergency medical service was first introduced. The service began in 2003 as a pilot project and is now an indispensable tool in the search and rescue toolbox.
The unit, dubbed the HEMS Brnik, was located at Ljubljana Airport and used Slovenian Arme