Work starts on specialist coma clinic for adults in Warsaw

During the ceremony to launch construction work, Błaszczyk highlighted that the project was only possible due to the support of many institutions. Among others, she thanked the president of the Mazovian Hospital Bródnowski, Teresa Bogiel, Mazowieckie province governor Adam Struzik and Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro. Tomasz Gzell/PAP

Money from the Justice Fund is earmarked also for saving the life and health of injured people, Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said at the ceremonial launch of building work on an 'Alarm Clock Clinic' in Warsaw for waking adults from comas.

The Akogo Foundation run by actress Ewa Błaszczyk, has started building the Alarm Clock Clinic for adults next to the Mazovian Hospital Bródnowski in Warsaw. The clinic will be built on a plot of land belonging to the Mazowieckie local authority.

During the ceremony to launch construction work, Błaszczyk highlighted that the project was only possible due to the support of many institutions. Among others, she thanked the president of the Mazovian Hospital Bródnowski, Teresa Bogiel, Mazowieckie province governor Adam Struzik and Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro.

"We would not have the financial liquidity if not for the money from the Justice Fund," Błaszczyk said, adding that medical support for the project will come from Brodnowski Hospital. "They're giving us the whole background - diagnostic stations, neurosurgery, neurology, neurological rehabilitation. These are activities at the highest level," she said.

Blaszczyk went on to announce that a cornerstone laying ceremony would be held in March and the facility would take in its first patients in 2022. "I am happy this day has come," she said.

She added that 70 percent of patients would be victims of road accidents.