The Civic Platform (PO), Poland's centrist opposition party, on Saturday presented a EUR 21.5 billion plan of mass health screening and subsequent treatment of Poles in a network of 100 hospitals.
The findings of a report by the Polish Economic Institute (PIE) indicate that the global long-term costs of the Covid-19 pandemic for young people will total USD 44 trillion.
Poland's healthcare system failed to meet the pandemic challenges, opposition Civic Platform party leader Borys Budka said on Sunday.
Poland recorded 67,000 more deaths in 2020 than in the previous year, with 70 percent of them due to Covid-19, according to a recent Health Ministry report.
The Polish health service will aim to improve its treatment of non-covid patients from January next year under a new three-point programme, the health minister has announced.
There are 521 SARS-CoV-2 testing points currently operating in Poland, Sylwia Wadrzyk, a spokesperson for the National Health Fund (NFZ), told PAP on Friday.
The inventory of beds for coronavirus-infected patients will increase by 1,000, as the result of those provided by the private healthcare sector, Health Minister Adam Niedzielski told a Thursday press conference after Poland saw a new daily record for coronavirus infections.
Temporary hospital beds will be located in the stadium’s conference hall which has a seating capacity of 58,580.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has concluded his obligatory quarantine, imposed after his encounter with a COVID-19-infected person, government spokesperson Piotr Mueller wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
The Polish government has imposed new restrictions, which have come into force on Saturday, October 17, in order to "save the health and lives of the Polish people."