Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86 - Human health activities

140 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


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.



Eurofound (2020), Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 100806, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100806.