Poland receives additional EUR 65.9 bln from EU funds to fight pandemic

Deputy Infastructure and Development Minister Waldemar Buda said that the EC decision is a continuation of Poland's activities aimed at supporting the health care system. Roman Jocher/PAP

An additional PLN 300 million (EUR 65.9 million) from EU funds will be earmarked for Poland's health sector to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy said on Thursday.

The funds will come from the already existing support project entitled Infrastructure and Environment Programme (POIiS). The additional EUR 65.9 million for healthcare has been approved by the European Commission.

Deputy Infastructure and Development Minister Waldemar Buda said that the EC decision is a continuation of Poland's activities aimed at supporting the health care system. The additional funds will be allocated for the purchase of ambulances, disinfectants and personal protection, as well as medical equipment for hospitals, the ministry said.

Buda added that this is another change in the POIiS project resulting from challenges related to the fight against COVID-19. He explained that PLN 550 million (EUR 120.8 million) has already been provided to hospitals for the purchase of medical equipment, masks, gloves, gowns, goggles and disinfectants.