Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki: We want to create the best possible conditions for medical workers and patients

Last year we dedicated several hundred million PLN, and together with other expenses – over PLN 1 billion, from additional funds, for investments in equipment in hospitals says the Prime Minister in the Independent Public Healthcare Centre (SPZOZ) in Sokółka.

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

The Head of Government pointed out that for the hospital in Sokółka, where several hundreds of patients receive treatment, there were about PLN 1.5 million assigned, and that there are further investments being agreed, so that patients may receive treatment with the best equipment possible.

As reminded the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, currently all over Poland there are about 23 thousand students in medical studies, and over the last twenty years over 20 thousand medical doctors left Poland.

It is a great loss, and that is why we want to create the best conditions possible for medical doctors and for the whole medical staff, so as to make them stay in Poland. That is why we invest also in equipment, because everyone wants to work on the best equipment, and patients expect the best conditions of treatment he said.

The Prime Minister reminded that the government committed to increase expenditure on the healthcare system, and next year at least 4.86% of GBP will be dedicated to this aim.

It is a significant commitment but we will do it, as well as the modernization of the health service announced the Prime Minister.

Mentioning the implemented e-services and digitalization of the health service, he emphasized that it is about reducing the queues and modern health service. The Head of Government pointed out that currently there are pilot programmes for e-prescriptions carried out in several poviats with a positive result. In the next several months we will implement them in the whole healthcare system, as well as electronic referrals and electronic sick leaves he announced.

First of all, health service is about people, the medical staff. I would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and medical staff for their great effort and endeavour in the process of treating patients said the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at the end of the visit.

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