Federal states: Bavaria calls for a rescue package for health and care

Before the upcoming Prime Minister's Conference with Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), Bavaria is demanding more money and help from the federal government for hospitals, medical facilities and rehabilitation and nursing facilities.

Federal states: Bavaria calls for a rescue package for health and care

Before the upcoming Prime Minister's Conference with Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), Bavaria is demanding more money and help from the federal government for hospitals, medical facilities and rehabilitation and nursing facilities.

"It is important that we take a big step forward in the new week," said Health Minister Klaus Holetschek (CSU) of the German Press Agency in Munich. The results of the federal-state conference at the beginning of October were "unsatisfactory" and did not do justice to the seriousness of the situation. The annual conference of the heads of government of the federal states with the Chancellor will take place in Hanover on Wednesday.

"Many hospitals, rehabilitation and care facilities as well as medical facilities are facing a financial knockout due to the energy crisis and high inflation. Before we have to figuratively resuscitate numerous clinics in the end, we should now fight the visible symptoms and obvious causes and support the facilities financially." , explained Holetschek. A rescue package is therefore "urgently needed now", under which medical, preventive and rehabilitation facilities as well as established medical practices could gather.

Without a rescue package, patient care in Germany would be at risk, stressed Holetschek. The gas and heat price brake planned from March and the one-off payment in December are "a good first step". But institutions undoubtedly need more help to prevent bankruptcies and benefit cuts.

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