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Press Releases 2021

12. 06. 2020

The assessment of the health condition concerning the occupational diseases of the insured person is free of charge

If an employee asks a hospital to issue an assessment whether he suffers an occupational disease the evaluation of his state of health is covered by the public health insurance – regardless whether the outcome is positive or...

03. 06. 2020

Complaint against the excessive length of proceedings is well-founded, even if the state is liable, not the judge

The Public Defender of Rights receives around 250 complaints concerning the state administration of courts a year, one third of them addresses delays in court proceedings.

28. 05. 2020

The construction of the Šantovka Tower in Olomouc may not start until the court decides on the case

The Regional Court in Ostrava – Branch Office in Olomouc granted the action against the construction of the Šantovka Tower in Olomouc a suspensive effect. This means that until the final decision is given, the building permit may...

22. 05. 2020

Presenting a valid and undamaged insurance card is not a precondition for providing healthcare in a prison

The complainant came to the prison’s healthcare centre with flu-like symptoms. The insurance card which he submitted was partially damaged and had an illegible expiry date. The physician refused to treat him because he had failed...

18. 05. 2020

The monitoring of the current pandemic measures in prisons

The Deputy Ombudsman, Monika Šimůnková, being entrusted with the supervision of places where personal freedom is restricted, is regularly monitoring the current situation in prisons. As it is not possible to carry out personal...

14. 05. 2020

Assistance in material need is not subject to debt collection procedures

By mistake, the labour office did not pay a benefit under assistance in material need to the complainant by means of a postal order, but rather sent it to her attached bank account. The bank immediately transferred it to the...

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