The Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic announced a plan to create 140 new jobs and to strengthen the staff of its regional hygiene stations to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Minister's office, approximately ten new roles should be added to each of the 140 regional stations. The new positions will be opened, specifically for doctors with focusing on hygiene and health protection.
The doctors that are going to be hired will be employed in the course of the so-called 'smart quarantine' project, mainly to trace the contacts of affected people and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For this project, the government has already set aside CZK 148 million (€5.5 million).
The Ministry of Health is the Czech central state administration body for health care and the protection of public health, encompassing also medical scientific research activity and the administration of medicines and medical devices for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human beings.