Poland is set to receive PLN 133.5 million (EUR 30 million) from the EU as support for the country's healthcare system in fighting the coronavirus epidemic, the Ministry of Funds and Regional Policy has announced.
Aleksandra Ostańska from Poznań who currently works at a residential care facility in the UK has urged others to get vaccinated saying “listen to doctors, rely on science.”
The health minister said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 pandemic was growing, however, the growth rate in new infections was slowing down. He also presented a new government strategy to fight the epidemic.
More than 25,000 medical personnel in Poland have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the outbreak of the epidemic, health ministry data released on Tuesday showed.
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.