Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: we are supplying hospitals with equipment for the fight against COVID-19

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the government has been supplying hospitals with personal protection equipment as well as medical devices necessary for the fight against the coronavirus. We are doing so via, among other things, the Agency of Material Reserves, which stores ventilators and medications, such as, for example, Remdesivir. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited the depot of the Agency in Wąwale.


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Photo: Adam Guz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

As the head of the government emphasised, approximately 600 ventilators in the entire Poland are in use. Approximately 800 devices are free, and more than 2,000 ventilators are stored in the depots of the Agency of Material Reserves – Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced.

Hospitals in the frontline of the battle against the coronavirus must be properly equipped. Therefore, the Agency of Material Reserves and other state institutions have made many purchases of equipment within the last few months – the head of the government emphasised. Approximately 500 million gloves and masks, including more advanced ones, FFP2 and FFP3, have been purchased – he explained.

We will go through the second wave of COVID-19 victoriously, but we must act and follow the restrictions – Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.

Actions of the Agency of Material Reserves

The Agency of Material Reserves stores, among other things, the equipment for the fight against COVID-19, ventilators, cardiac monitors as well as medications, such as, for example, Remdisivir, 80,000 doses of which have been ordered.

The reserves are being constantly replenished and dispensed on an ongoing basis. Only last week, the Agency dispensed 358 ventilators and 327 cardiac monitors to 98 hospitals in the entire country.

The Agency purchases equipment for the fight against COVID-19 and manages the entire supply chain. Logistic centres are working incessantly, and materials are being constantly dispensed. The Territorial Defense Forces and the Polish Post are AMR’s logistic partners supporting it in the efficient execution and maintenance of the supply chain.

The government strategy for the fight against the pandemic

The aim of the government is to ensure the safety and health of Polish people. The primary priority is the safety and support for seniors, proper access to treatment for COVID-19 patients as wells taking of actions with a minimum impact on the economy and everyday life of the citizens.

Adequate availability of medical infrastructure must be ensured in the fight against the coronavirus. Therefore, we want to double the current number of beds intended for COVID-19 patients, build temporary hospitals in each voivodeship capital and incorporate private health care into the fight against the pandemic.

 


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