ZAGREB, August 28, 2019 – Health Minister Milan Kujundžić on Tuesday said the government would find an additional 150 million kuna necessary to complete the construction of the new Pula hospital.
“Two years ago, the government decided to increase the amount by 300 million kuna for the new hospital in Pula and now due to price increases of building material and equipment, an additional 150 million kuna is needed. That money will be found and I am sincerely pleased that Pula will have a new hospital and better working conditions,” Kujundžić told reporters outside Government House after meeting a delegation from Istria County.
Istria County Prefect Fabrizio Radin underscored that they had come across a lot of understanding from Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and the ministers of health and finance. “We will complete the hospital within a year to the benefit of all residents of Pula, Istria, tourists and all Croatia citizens,” Radin said.
Pula Hospital’s director Irena Hrstić said that she hoped that some new sections of the hospital would be ready to receive patients until the end of this year, as 75% of the construction has been completed.
She underlined that Pula will have a state-of-the-art health institution that will meet the requirements of residents in Istria county and tourists.
In late April, Kujundžić recalled that the government had to date ensured 100 million euro for the construction of the new hospital in Pula which was nearing completion.
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