Poland's health ministry prepared for ‘worst-case scenario’ in Ukraine
Poland is prepared for the “worst-case scenario” in the Russia-Ukraine war, and is ready to provide medical care to refugees who come to Poland, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health has said.
Russia, on Thursday, launched an attack on cities and military installations across Ukraine, forcing thousands of civilians to flee.
Wojciech Andrusiewicz told PAP on Thursday: "We are prepared for the worst-case scenario, because we've learned our lessons from the pandemic."
He pointed out that "for many weeks now, we've been preparing to provide assistance to our neighbours from Ukraine."
"We must provide everyone coming to our country with trouble-free access to medical care, including hospitalisation," he added.
He also announced that "a complete logistics plan for the transport of those people injured, including the designation of hospitals to which they will be sent, has also been developed."
Adam Niedzielski, the Polish health minister, said on Thursday in an interview with Wirtualna Polska website that a list of 120 hospitals, that will handle casualties, has already been prepared.