FOUR outpatient health-care providers will receive non-refundable contributions from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Providers based in Nitra, Žilina, Martin and Bardejov will share the overall allocation of about €6.5 million, which will be spent on reconstruction, further construction and modernisation, the SITA newswire reported.
Requests by the 23 facilities who responded to a call for proposals announced by the Health Ministry totalled €23.9 million. The ministry invited outpatient health-care providers to apply for funds to modernise and reconstruct their facilities at the beginning of September 2008. Funds earmarked for the call totalled €6.639 million.
The minimum contribution per application was set at €331,900, while the maximum was €1.66 million. The deadline for submission of projects was December 5, 2008. Owners, long-term tenants or long-term administrators of outpatient health-care facilities were eligible for the EU assistance, as well as hospitals with at least five or more functioning outpatient departments providing daily outpatient health care, SITA reported.
1. Jun 2009 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff