Communication from the meeting of the Social Committee

During the meeting of the Social Committee on 27 August 2019, its chairman Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński appointed Minister Michał Woś as vice-chairman.


Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Free medicines for pregnant women

The Social Committee adopted a draft act introducing free medicines for pregnant women. From the moment of pregnancy detection until the birth, all pregnant women will have free access to the medicines that are most commonly used in pregnancy.

Childcare for children under 3 years old

The Social Committee adopted a report on the implementation of the Act on childcare for children under 3 years old. In 2018, the establishment of nurseries and child clubs was largely facilitated and barriers to access to them were eliminated. Thanks to the government’s support, the capacity of nurseries and child clubs increased in 2018. It almost doubled when compared to 2015.

500+

The Social Committee adopted a report on the implementation of the Family 500+ programme. In 2018, the 500+ benefit was granted to over 2,378 million Polish families. Paid since April 2016, 500+ is an unprecedented support for Polish families, which contributes to a lower extreme poverty indicator among children. Over PLN 22 billion from the State budget were allocated for supporting Polish families in 2018.

For Life Programme

The Social Committee adopted a report on the implementation of the For Life programme in 2018. The mechanism is to provide support for disabled persons. The programme supported pregnancy screening, increased the quality and accessibility of health care and improved the access to rehabilitation for children with incurable diseases.

Security in schools

The Social Committee discussed also activities of the different ministries in the area of security in schools. Ensuring children’s safety on their way to school and in school is one of national priorities.


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