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ABOUT THE MINISTRY

 

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia

Štefanova ulica5

1000 Ljubljana

SLOVENIA

 

tel.: + 386 1 478 60 01

fax: + 386 1 478 60 58

e-mail: gp.mz(at)gov.si

 

Office hours:

  • Monday and Friday from 9 am to 12 noon
  • Wednesday from 9 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 4 pm

Minister of Health

Samo Fakin

 

 

Samo Fakin graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Ljubljana in 1984 and completed his residency in family medicine. He is very well acquainted with how the healthcare system works, since he performed the duties of both a physician and director of a health centre and hospital; he was also the long-time head of the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia.

 

He began his career as a physician at an outpatient clinic for general medicine in Trbovlje. This was his job for ten years, and from 1992 to 1994 he also headed the Health Centre there.

 

From 1994 to 1996 he was an advisor to the Director-General of the Health Insurance Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for healthcare economics at the directorate, directly responsible for supervising the financing of healthcare system.

 

In 1996, he took over the management of the third largest hospital in Slovenia for six years. Following this managerial function, he was an international expert of the European Agency for Reconstructions (the project of introducing a capitation model in the Republic of Serbia) as well as an assessor and member of the jurors' group of the PRSPO Board (The Republic of Slovenia's Business Excellence Prize). In 2007 he was appointed the Director-General of the Health Insurance Institute of the Republic of Slovenia. During his management of the Health Insurance Institute he actively participated in updating accounting models at various levels of health care. He led the Institute until 2016.

 

Afterwards he pursued his professional career in Thermana Laško as President of the Management Board, which he left for personal reasons in the spring of 2018.
 
As a physician in the Slovenian Armed forces, he was awarded in the Slovenian Independence War. 

Samo Fakin has been the Minister of Health since 13 September 2018.