Prime Minister Beata Szydło: We are determined to complete successfully the reform programme for the health service

The focus is on the patient and this our main objective. Modern medicine targeted at the human being, a patient, health service employee who must work hard to help others – said the Prime Minister Beata Szydło during the opening of modernised Clinic of Cardiology and Internal Medicine at the Military Institute of Medical in Warsaw.


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Photo: P. Tracz/Chancellery of the Prime Minister

She thanked and congratulated all who had contributed to the establishment of the most modern heart disease diagnostics and treatment centre in Poland.

Improvement of the medical service accessibility

Beata Szydło emphasized that the Military Institute of Medical combines to planes that constitute the government priorities – safety and health of the patient.

We are determined to complete successfully the reform programme in the health service we have started and which will be measured by the improvement of medical service accessibility for patients – emphasized the Prime Minister.

She highlighted that she would really like the persons who need health care to feel safe, to receive necessary aid and to be satisfied with the medical services.

The focus is on the patient

Obviously, system changes, search for good solutions and directions to take require determination, sacrifice and humility in the face of changes introduced – estimated Beata Szydło. The Prime Minister also emphasized the need for monitoring of the objective implementation progress in order to continue improvements of the healthcare system in Poland. The focus is on the patient and this our main objective. The modern medicine focused on he human being, a patient, health service employee who must work hard to help others – said the Prime Minister.

Pursuit of the professional and scientific passions

Addressing the employees of the Medical Institute of Medicine Beata Szydło underlined how important their professional development is for the government. The domain you are dealing with is extremely difficult. I wish you to have the opportunity to better implement the most ambitious professional targets, to see your expectations fulfilled, to pursuit your scientific passions.

The Prime Minister also addressed the young adepts of medicine. She asked them to think about their careers while dealing with a difficult and responsible profession. We, on our part, will do everything to let you pursue your careers in Poland.

She noted that the reform of the health care system aim to let everyone feel that his or her expectations fulfil and to ensure as high accessibility of medial services as possible.

99 % of patients are not military

Clinic of Cardiology and Internal Medicine at the Military Institute of Medical has been operating continuously for 50 years. It is composed of two departments – Interventional Cardiology and Non-invasive Cardiology/Telemedicine, Subdivision of Intensive Cardiologic Supervision, Cardiology Outpatient clinic and dedicated diagnostics and treatment laboratories. Every year about 5000 patients receive treatment there.

As the Head of the Ministry of National Defence underlined, 99 % of patients are not military. He also mentioned that the modernisation works were mostly funded by his ministry.

Antoni Maciarewicz announced that Professor Zbigniew Religa, former minister of Health, and Aleksander Szczygło, former minister of national defence, who have worked on the 2008 budget contributed to the project implementation.

The Head of the Ministry of National Defence also announced that a discussion on the establishments and implementation of the National programme for Counteracting the Heart Failure Disease will be started.


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