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    New State-of-the-Art Hospital in Katowice

    Poland’s commitment to citizens’ health is evident through a significant milestone as Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki inaugurated the new facility for the Ministry of Interior and Administration’s Independent Public Healthcare Institution in Katowice. The modernized healthcare system focuses on patient care enhancement and infrastructure development.

    In a move showcasing Poland’s dedication to healthcare, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki officially handed over the keys to the new location on Wita Stwosza Street. Scheduled for patient intake in early October, the state-of-the-art facility boasts an expanded capacity, increasing the bed count from 120 to 266. The hospital, named after Sergeant Grzegorz, outgrew its former location, necessitating the shift to a larger, contemporary building.

    The strategic location near a highway will cater to patients from across the Silesian region. The hospital’s medical prowess was evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, serving as a temporary treatment center. Government funds facilitated the acquisition of cutting-edge medical equipment, ensuring specialized care for residents. As the pandemic wanes, the equipment will transition to the new premises, continuing to serve those in need.

    The government’s unwavering commitment to healthcare is exemplified by a substantial increase in healthcare budgets. From 77.2 billion PLN in 2015, the allocation has surged to 170.3 billion PLN in 2023. Notably, Poland eliminated specialist referral limits and introduced free medication for seniors aged 75 and above. The “New Realities” initiative expands the free medication program to encompass seniors above 65 and individuals aged up to 18, benefiting an additional 11.5 million people.

    Poland’s proactive healthcare investments underscore a resolute dedication to citizens’ well-being, ensuring advanced medical services and accessible treatment for all.

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