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.
The Sejm, lower house of Polish parliament, has resumed on Wednesday morning, a debate on new rules to boost the number of medics available to treat COVID-19 cases by launching financial incentives and make hiring physicians more flexible.
A bill setting up a medical fund to cover cancer, rare diseases and other specialist treatment was signed into law by President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday.
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.
"We are proud of the sacrifice made by doctors and health service staff during the coronavirus pandemic," PM Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, adding that "at the same time, we have been allocating record-high funds to support them."
Using a chatbot helps patients diagnose their problems before seeing a doctor.
Poland's healthcare system is now better prepared to fight a possible second wave of coronavirus infections than in March, Deputy Health Minister Jozefa Szczurek-Zelazko said on Friday.
Infermedica’s sophisticated AI algorithms for giving online diagnoses is now being used by Microsoft’s Healthcare Bot.
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DocPlanner, which allows people to book doctor appointments via its online market place, review doctors, and helps medical professionals digitise their practices, currently serves 30 million patients, handles 1.5 million bookings each month and is present in 15 markets around the world.