Dario Nakic

HDZ: Health care costs won't go up

During a presentation of the Croatian Democratic Union's (HDZ) health platform in Zagreb on Monday, it was said that health care would not be privatised or divided into private and public health...

Nakic: Hospital system incurs HRK 1.2bn in debt annually, needs reforming

The Croatian hospital system needs reforming because it incurs HRK 1.2 billion (EUR 160 million) in debt annually, Health Minister Dario Nakic said during a visit to Dubrovnik on Sunday.

Ministers visit storm-hit Osijek, local hospital to be renovated

Health Minister Dario Nakic said in Osijek on Tuesday that the damage caused to the city hospital by a storm that hit Osijek on Monday, would be removed and that it was estimated at five million...

Providers of private medical services criticise ministry over uneconomical purchase of medical equipment

The appeal was prompted by a recent purchase of four CT and nine MSCT devices worth HRK 67 million, for which Health Minister Dario Nakic signed contracts last week

Minister proposes HRK 150 fee for non-emergency patients coming to casualty wards

"In that case, the patient will be required to pay HRK 70. We wish to provide speedy treatment for those patients who truly are emergency cases and not have someone having a heart attack wait for...

Gov't suspends bailout of 31 medical institutions

The Croatian government decided on Wednesday to discontinue the bailout of 31 medical institutions, after which those institutions will be returned to the care of their founders.

Minister: No 'strictly confidential' document on health reform

The news website Index today published "strictly confidential documents on the health reform" which it claims were made by a private insurance company and which the government intends to use as a...

Supplementary health insurance to increase to HRK 89

The Health Ministry plans to increase the price of supplementary health insurance as of May 1 from the current HRK 70 per month to HRK 89, Health Minister Dario Nakic said on Wednesday.

Agreement on helicopter emergency medical service signed

Nakic said the aircraft would provide emergency medical aid to persons on remote islands and that negotiations were under way with the Interior Ministry to secure another base, in Dubrovnik,...

SDP, Health Minister exchange arguments on hospitals' bailout

Social Democratic Party (SDP)  lawmaker Ingrid Anticevic Marinovic on Thursday accused the government of proposing amendments to the legislation on the hospitals' financial rehabilitation only to...

Patients' association against minister's decision to cancel "72 Hour Programme"

 The Croatian Patients Association opposes Health Minister Dario Nakic's plan to cancel the "72 Hour Programme" which makes it possible to start the treatment of cancer patients within three days...

Health minister supports idea of emergency helicopter service

Nakic received a delegation who presented him with a petition signed by 12,000 citizens calling for the continuation of the Emergency Helicopter Service (HHMS) which they had previously also...

Minister bans new hiring in health sector

Health Minister Dario Nakic on Tuesday decided to impose a temporary ban on hirings in health institutions. The minister's decision followed after he saw figures according to which 500 people were...

Minister doesn't expect cuts in health system; spending must be curbed

"Until now there has been an impression that the situation in the health system is wonderful and that the system was blooming. Let's stop talking about 'Potyomkin villages'," Nakic said in an...