The health and safety of citizens is of the utmost importance to us. We are taking further steps to make the fight against coronavirus more effective. We’re accelerating testing of patients with suspected covid-19. For this purpose, we will use antigen tests, the result of which is known after a few minutes. The health status of people who do not have symptoms or are mild will be monitored with a pulse oximeter-all to relieve the burden on hospitals and medical facilities. We appreciate the work of the medical services-we grant additional benefits to doctors, nurses, laboratory diagnosticians and rescuers and increase their maximum amount.
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The pulse oximeter will monitor your health at home
A pulse oximeter is a small electronic device. It is used for non-invasive measurement of blood saturation. It will soon assist the medical services in monitoring the health status of COVID-19 patients who are experiencing the disease in a mild manner and have been qualified for home medical care. The data transmitted by the device will be analyzed by a special monitoring center. This will be a new unit, which will be appointed by the Ministry of health.
The result even in a few minutes thanks to antigen tests
Until now, the main test used to confirm coronavirus infection has been PCR. In order for testing to go faster, we will also use antigen tests more often than before. This test can detect the presence of viral protein in patients with high numbers of viral particles in the airway epithelium. The test result is already known from 10 to 30 min.
Larger insulator base
An isolation ward is a place where people infected with coronavirus recover. Patients who cannot be isolated in their own home-for example, because they live with people from the high-risk group-are referred to insulators. There are also patients who were in the hospital, but their condition is good enough that they can continue treatment in the isolation ward.
So far, we’ve had 6,500 available in the isolation wards. beds. We’ll increase the number to 10,000. in 55 facilities throughout Poland.
Additional benefits for medical services
We appreciate and are grateful to the medical services for their daily work. We pay an additional benefit for medical personnel who are involved in the fight against covid-19. More than 30,000 so far. people from the medical staff were in quarantine. After this decision, the medical staff will not be quarantined, thanks to the daily antigen tests ” – said the head of the kprm Michał Dworczyk.
Hospital at PGE National – the first stage of work is coming to an end
The first phase of the construction of the hospital at PGE national is coming to an end. All electrical and oxygen work has been completed. Finishing and cleaning works are currently underway. As part of the hospital are already ready m.in:
patient’s emergency room,
sick room equipped with 285 beds of which 16 are intended for intensive care,
Intensive Surveillance Unit,
imaging laboratories equipped with 4 mobile X-ray machines and tomograph,
hospital pharmacy department,
The temporary hospital at the PGE national stadium will be equipped with 160 cardiomonitors, 45 respirators, 4 mobile X-rays, 3 oxygen generators, 2 ultrasounds. In addition, in 45 km of electrical wires and 5 km of copper tubes to oxygen.
At this stage, the hospital has 300 beds available. We are starting work on the second stage-after its completion, the number of beds will increase from 300 to 500. On November 16, another temporary hospital will start operating in Warsaw-the EXPO XXI center in Warsaw.
Temporary hospital in every voivodship
The temporary hospital, which is being built at the PGE national stadium, will not be the only such facility in the country. At least one hospital for COVID-19 patients will be established in each province. Most of them will be put into operation between 15 and 30 November. Thanks to these actions, the base of hospital beds for patients infected with coronavirus will increase by more than 5 thousand. places.
Most temporary hospitals will be built in convention and exhibition centers and sports halls. These will not be facilities that are currently used by the health service. The cost of adaptation of objects (not including equipment) will be about 130 million rubles.
Find out where to build a hospital in your province:
voivodship dolnośląskie: Terminal Hotel Centrum Konferencyjne, at UL. Rakietowa 33 in Wrocław,
voivodship kujawsko-pomorskie: 22. Military Hospital SP ZOZ at UL. Wojska Polskiego 5 in Ciechocin,
voivodship lubelskie: Targi Lublin S. A., at UL. Dworcowa 11 in Lublin
lubuskie Voivodeship: Centre for Maternal and Child Health, at Zyty 26 in Zielona Góra,
łódź Voivodeship: EXPO-ŁÓDŹ Spółka z o. o., at UL. Politechniki 4 in łódź,
voivodship małopolskie: Trauma Centre For Emergency Medicine and catastrophes at UL. Mikołaja Kopernika 50 and EXPO Kraków at UL. Galicyjska 9 in Kraków,
mazowieckie Voivodeship: Warsaw Expo XXI Centre, at Ignacy Prądzyński 12/14 and PGE National Stadium, Prince Józef Poniatowski Avenue 1 in Warsaw
Opole Voivodeship: exhibition and Congress Centre, 158 Wrocławska Street, Opole,
voivodship podkarpackie: SP ZOZ MSWiA, at ul. ul. Krakowska 16 in Rzeszów,
podlaskie Voivodeship: Sports Hall of the Medical University, 1 Michał Wołodyjowski Street and building E1 of the University Clinical Hospital, 14 Żurawiej Street in Białystok,
Pomeranian Voivodeship: Sanatorium MSWiA, 63-65 Bitwy pod Płowcami Street in Sopot,
Silesian Voivodeship: International Congress Centre, sławika and Antalla square 1 in Katowice,
voivodship świętokrzyskie: Targi Kielce SA, at UL. Zakładowa 1 in Kielce,
voivodship warmińsko-mazurskie: Health Care Unit, at UL. Mickiewicza 25 in Nidzica and Health Care Unit, at UL. Maria Skłodowska-Curie 12 in Szczytno,
voivodship wielkopolskie: Poznań International Fair, at 14 Głogowska Street in Poznań,
voivodship zachodniopomorskie: Netto arena, ul.władysława szafera 3/5/7 and independent public Clinical Hospital No. 2, al. Powstańców wielkopolskich 72 in Szczecin.
We care about our seniors
The elderly are the most vulnerable group to coronavirus infection. That is why we are introducing solutions that will help us protect our parents or grandparents.
Senior stay at home and use the special hotline – 22 505 11 11
In recent days, we have launched a Solidarity Corps to support seniors. One of the pillars of this project is a dedicated helpline for people over 70. one year old. So far, nearly 8 thousand have used it. persons. The aim of the helpline is to support seniors in everyday activities that require leaving home-especially shopping.
All persons who would like to participate in the #Supportsenior campaign can do so via the website www.wspierajseniora.pl.to date, the desire to help declared nearly 6 thousand. volunteers from all over the country!
Additional measures for social welfare homes
In October, we mobilized PLN 38 million from the state budget for the preparation and protection of DPS against an increase in coronavirus infections in the autumn period. As much as PLN 328 million from the European Social Fund and the state budget goes to social assistance homes for current needs related to the coronavirus epidemic. For the daily sacrifice and commitment to the duties performed, DPS employees can also count on salary supplements.
Anti-crisis shield protects Polish entrepreneurs from crisis
We protect businesses and millions of jobs from the coronavirus. Our goal is to provide employees with stable employment, and companies-opportunities for development. The effectiveness of our actions is confirmed by the data. Polish companies have already received more than PLN 148 billion under the anti-crisis and financial shield.
We are also supporting the tourism industry during this difficult period. To date, more than 1 million tourist vouchers worth PLN 914 million have been awarded throughout the country. Polish families have already made 318 thousand. tourist voucher payments in the amount of PLN 232 million.
Cooperation beyond divisions
Prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki met again with representatives of the opposition and the presidents of major cities. The discussions focused on health services and the response to the Coronavirus outbreak. This is not the first meeting of this kind between members of the government and the opposition. Representatives of the parliamentary clubs have already been consulted on the difficult situation in Belarus. We are open to dialogue. The Coronavirus outbreak is a test of social solidarity for all, as well as the ability to work beyond divisions