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Commencement of extensive investment cycle for healthcare system enhancement First React-EU grant investment approved

The approval of the investment for the relocation of the Department of Pulmonary Diseases to University Medical Centre Maribor marks the beginning of a large investment cycle in the field of strengthening public health. Over the next few years over half a billion euros in EU grants will be allocated to healthcare system enhancement.

Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has issued a financial support decision for the project “COVID-19 – Reallocation of the Department of Pulmonary Diseases to University Medical Centre Maribor”. The project worth a little under EUR 4 million will receive European Regional Development Fund support in the amount of EUR 3.6 million. The project is the first React-EU grant investment to be approved in the frame of the NextGenerationEU which is the instrument supporting recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

The investment aims to establish suitable conditions necessary for performing work in pulmonology at the new location of the Department of Pulmonary Diseases at the University Medical Centre Maribor by ensuring that the premises meet the relevant standards.

The investment contributes significantly to enhancing the Slovenian healthcare system and is the necessary step towards ensuring resilience to the challenges presented by the epidemic.

This will be followed by investments for the complete renovation of the Medical Centre, other investments in the University Medical Centre Ljubljana, other investments in the University Medical Centre Maribor and investments in strengthening the healthcare system in all regions.