Prague will run an emergency operation next year at 39 million crowns Health News Pražská Drbna
The operation of medical emergencies will cost the capital 39 million crowns next year, which is more. The reason for the increase in the contribution is due to the costs caused by the covidu-19 pandemic and at the same time lower reimbursements by health insurance companies. This follows from a document that will be discussed by Prague councilors on Monday. There are emergency rooms in Prague in seven hospitals and in the Municipal Polyclinics. The city must have them by law.
The highest amounts will go to the emergency room operation of the University Hospital in Motol and the Thomayer Hospital in Krč, both 8.9 million crowns each. Both hospitals run general practice, medicine for children and adolescents and dental emergencies. Both hospitals have the busiest emergency rooms.
The Royal Vinohrady University Hospital and the Na Bulovce Hospital will receive 6.6 million crowns each. 3.3 million each, the Central Military Hospital and the General University Hospital in Prague. The lowest start will go to Na Františku Hospital, 1.4 million. The operating costs of the Municipal Polyclinic are not included in the above-mentioned 39 million, as it is a city facility that pays from its budget.
The increase in the cost of operating the emergency room was required by measures against covid. “Emergency medical workplaces are very risky in this respect, there is contact with potentially infected people in the first line, therefore adequate hygienic and anti-epidemic measures are strictly observed here,“It is written in the document. In connection with this, labor costs were increased. At the same time, the attendance of the emergency room decreased due to the covid, and care providers thus received lower reimbursements from health insurance companies.
The number of patients in the Prague emergency department fell last year. Doctors treated 93,957 people, which is 42,866 less than in 2019. Adults arrived most often in the emergency room and most patients were admitted by doctors in January. The people of Prague created more than the sunken ones. The second most numerous group were Central Bohemians and the rest were residents of other regions or foreigners.