Poland to improve mental healthcare
This article was originally published in Scrip
The Sejm, the lower chamber of the Polish parliament, has approved a programme for the protection of mental health in 2009-13 with estimated annual funding of PLN20 million ($8.9 million) from the state budget and EU funds. The programme will focus on the modernisation of the existing mental healthcare system and building more medical facilities for patients. The national health ministry observes that the number of patients is growing, and not all of them receive adequate treatment.