Potsdam - 53 Brandenburg hospitals have received money from the federal government's Corona rescue package for the first time.
The responsible state office for social affairs and supply has this week to compensate for postponed operations and for the provision of beds overall The health ministry announced today in Potsdam that 24.2 million euros were paid out to the clinics.
The clinics can now register their financial needs weekly until September and receive the corresponding funds. “We now need strong hospitals,” said Health Minister Ursula Nonnemacher (Greens).
“It is clear that in this serious situation we cannot allow hospital to go offline because of financial difficulties must. "
The clinics would have prepared for rapidly increasing number of seriously ill corona patients in short time. The number of available intensive care beds has already risen from 531 to 738.