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London dedicates £ 6 billion to health, to catch up with pandemic delay


The Covid-19 pandemic has increased pressure on the NHS, a free system to which the British worship, already plagued by a chronic lack of staff and hospital beds.

British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak on Sunday announced that it would release an additional £ 6bn (€ 7bn) to help the British Public Health Service (NHS) tackle the delays accumulated during the health crisis, as part of its new budget.

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"Millions of patients awaiting diagnostic tests or elective operations will benefit from an injection of £ 6 billion to help tackle NHS delays in England,"

a statement from the Treasury said.

Of this envelope, 2.3 billion pounds (2.7 billion euros) will be used to create some 100 diagnostic centers


to detect potentially fatal diseases, such as cancer.

A billion and a half will be used for

"increasing the capacity of beds, equipment and new surgical centers"


The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the pressure on the NHS, a free system to which the British worship, which previously experienced delays and a chronic lack of staff and hospital beds.

In September already, the government announced to inject 5.4 billion pounds to help this public service to

"manage the immediate pressures of the pandemic"


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"We are determined to get the health service back on track and ensure that no one has to wait for tests or life-saving treatments



said Rishi Sunak, on whom all eyes will be on Wednesday, in a statement. .

The Minister of Finance will present his long-awaited budget and budgetary guidelines on that day with the aim of restoring public finances after the surge in debt generated by economic support programs during the pandemic.

In addition to the health system, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is expected at the turn on the energy transition and regional rebalancing, government priorities, but he also risks announcing tax increases to finance all these costly investments.

Throughout the weekend, his ministry has indeed already announced more than 26 billion pounds of investments (23.6 billion), including 7 billion devoted to the renovation of trains and buses, and 5 billion for innovative projects linked to health.

Source: lefigaro

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