Munich - The Free State of Bavaria wants to support the expansion of hospitals this year with around 341 million euros. In addition, more is to be invested in modern technology. This emerges from the annual hospital construction program that Health Minister Melanie Huml and Finance Minister Albert Füracker have now approved.
A total of 114 projects with total costs of around 2.6 billion euros will benefit from government support. In addition to construction projects for nationwide supply, investments in modern equipment and IT equipment in the clinics are financed.
For department head Melanie Huml, the money is well invested: "Our Bavarian clinics have clearly demonstrated their high performance in the current corona crisis." with total cost of almost 110 million euros to be included in the 2020 construction program.
In addition, the funding is to be used, among other things, for the replacement building for the Munich Clinic Harlaching (cost volume: 157.20 million euros), the new building for the clinic Main-Spessart in Lohr am Main (99.28 million euros) and the second construction phase at the Kulmbach Clinic (58.86 million euros) onen euros).
"In total, Bavaria and the municipalities are providing around 49 euros per capita for hospital investments", underlined State Finance Minister Albert Füracker. This means that the Free State will continue to hold its place as the front runner among the German territorial states in 2020.