During the press conference, the Minister of Health announced the financial resources that will be allocated to the needs of Polish oncology. It is known how many centers will receive aid.
Today (13/10/2023) there was a press briefing by the Minister of Health Katarzyna Sójka and Deputy Minister Marcin Martyniak regarding the record-breaking co-financing of oncology hospitals with funds from the Medical Fund.
Huge funding for oncology hospitals
Minister of Health Katarzyna Sójka noted that this is a very important day for Polish oncology. The head of the Ministry of Health announced the results of the competition, under which PLN 4.2 billion will go directly to oncology hospitals throughout Poland. “The Medical Fund, which was initiated by President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, is to contain PLN 40 billion over 10 years. Today we are announcing the results of the competition, which includes 10 percent of this amount – PLN 4.2 billion, which will go directly to the needs of Polish oncology throughout Poland,” she said.
Comprehensive solutions in Polish oncology
During her speech, the Minister of Health also announced that 19 entities from 14 voivodeships will receive funding. She also indicated what will be financed from the funds that will go to oncology hospitals. “What these funds will be spent on is not only infrastructure, but also the comprehensive construction, expansion and modernization of oncology entities throughout Poland.” “Let me emphasize once again, this is a very important day for Polish oncology, but above all for all oncology patients – today and in the future,” concluded Minister of Health Katarzyna Sójka.
Deputy Minister of Health Marcin Martyniak also emphasized that this is a historic day and a milestone in the creation and development of Polish oncology and its development, adding that this is the completion of certain previous activities. He also informed that “the Silesian Voivodeship will receive almost PLN 0.5 billion for three locations, the Lower Silesian Voivodeship will receive PLN 400 million, the West Pomeranian Voivodeship will receive over PLN 500 million for two locations, and similarly the Podkarpackie Voivodeship.”