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Prague to contribute to hospitals for care for homeless people

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Prague, June 4 (CTK) – Up to 250,000 crowns annually for medical materiel and further money for possible investments, this is what Prague hospitals taking care of the homeless can get from the City Hall if they apply for the contribution, CTK has learnt.
There are about 4000 homeless people in the city. In addition to hospitals, they are offered health care by NGOs and the city social services centre.
Prague also tries to secure common health care for the homeless. A dentist’s and a psychiatrist’s surgery were opened recently.
The services of a general practitioner and a gynaecologist have been offered for some time already.
Prague wants to raise the capacity of asylum homes for the homeless in the years to come and to pay greater attention to their reintegration into common life.
The city will also invest in social and in an extension of street programmes.
Most of the homeless in Prague do not come from the city, but from other regions. There is also a small percentage of people from abroad. Those with a permanent residence in Prague only constitute 40 percent of those living in the street.
($1=24.221 crowns)

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