Portugal to add 745 mln euros investment in public health system

Portugal to add 745 mln euros investment in public health system

Portugal to add 745 mln euros investment in public health system

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LISBON — The Portuguese government announced on Thursday an additional investment of over 745 million euros (843 million U.S. dollars) this year to increase the “response and production capacity” of the National Health Service (SNS).

According to a statement by the Portuguese Ministry of Health, out of the total amount, 630 million euros will be allocated to hospitals and 115 million euros to regional health administrations, as well as to pay debts already incurred.

According to official data, until October, there had been nearly 30 million medical consultations in primary care and 590,000 surgeries, as well as more than 10 million hospital consultations.

The government’s new investment will also be used to finance “detection tests for COVID-19, or in the additional effort of vaccination”, said the ministry.

In August 2021, the Portuguese government invested 350 million euros in the SNS budget. However, there was an accumulated debt of 550 million euros through the month of October, which represents an increase of eight percent over the same period last year.

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With this new contribution, the total investment by the Portuguese government in public health will add up to 1.095 billion euros this year.

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