Prime Minister Andrej Plenković (L) Director of the Rijeka Clinical Hospital Dr. Davor Štimac (Photo: Goran Kovacic/PIXSELL) Prime Minister Andrej Plenković (L) Director of the Rijeka Clinical Hospital Dr. Davor Štimac (Photo: Goran Kovacic/PIXSELL)

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković was in Rijeka on Thursday, where he formally opened works on a new Clinical Hospital. "These 875 million for this project seems like a lot of money, but this is the cost of a modern hospital and of investing into Croatian society. A country and a society are judged by the functioning of some basis systems, and one of them is the health care system," the prime minister said.

The director of the clinical hospital in Rijeka, Dr. Davor Štimac, stressed that the project would not have come to fruition without the efforts of the incumbent government and Prime Minister Plenković, who approved massive financial support for the construction of the new facility.

Health Minister Milan Kujundžić said this construction of a new hospital in Rijeka was a major event that would change the future of health care in the region and Croatia as a whole. He added that Croatia needs four large medical centers, in Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Osijek, to guarantee that the country will have a high level of hospital care.

The hospital’s completion date has been set for March of 2022.

Source: HRT