EU needs relocation scheme for Ukrainian patients, minister says

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Poland has proposed an EU scheme for the relocation of Ukrainian refugees requiring medical aid from Poland to other EU countries, the Polish health minister said on Tuesday in Brussels.

Niedzielski told reporters during a sitting of EU health ministers that the relocation programme would embrace persons in need of extensive treatment or hospitalisation.

He added that the efficient relocations of long-term patients to other countries would enable the Polish health system to maintain sufficient resources to cope with more refugees from Ukraine.

Niedzielski said 26 chronically ill refugees, mainly cancer cases, have already been transferred from Poland to other EU countries.