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Govt. provides €1.4 bln to pay off debts to health sector suppliers

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 14-11-2017 07:36:00 · 0 Comments

The Health Minister said that €1.4 billion will be transferred by the end of the year to settle debts to suppliers in the sector.

Govt. provides €1.4 bln to pay off debts to health sector suppliers

 

Adalberto Campos Fernandes was speaking at the parliamentary committees of Health and Finance as part of a detailed appreciation of the State Budget.

 

The transfer of this funding begins a new cycle in Health sector accounts, the minister said, bringing them closer to stability.

 

In the third quarter of this year, arrears to health sector suppliers amounted to €2.072 billion.

 

The first installment of this amount will be transferred by 31 December 2017 via additional funding of €400 million for hospitals. By the same date, there will be an increase in the share capital of EPE hospitals by €500 million, and at the beginning of 2018 there will be a further capital increase for hospitals, also of €500 million.

 

Compared with the State Budget for 2017, the 2018 budget of the National Health Service (SNS) will increase by €500 million.

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Edition 1450
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