NFZ recommends reducing scheduled services
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The National Health Fund (NHF) yesterday published on its website a recommendation to limit or temporarily suspend scheduled services. This decision follows a renewed increase in COVID-19 cases in Poland and the need to provide hospital beds for all patients requiring them.
NFZ recommendation – there are several guidelines
The NFZ in its announcement informed that in order to provide additional hospital beds for patients requiring urgent hospital admission, providers should reduce to the necessary minimum or temporarily suspend the provision of services performed on a scheduled basis. The recommendation is to be implemented on a case-by-case basis. However, the NFZ has indicated that services provided in the field of cancer diagnosis and treatment should be carried out as planned.
On Friday, March 5, the government reported that the number of occupied hospital beds and ventilators was increasing. Accordingly, nine more reserve hospitals have joined the battle against COVID-19. It is noteworthy that the current strictures have been extended till March 28. Furthermore, from Friday (13 March) stricter sanitary rules will be in force in the Pomeranian Voivodeship, similarly to the Warminsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship.