Epidemiological Filter

Project completed

The project will consistently strengthen the capacity of the border guards in Biala Podlaska to ensure the EU border protection. The construction of the Medical Check Centre in Biala Podlaska will mitigate the epidemiological risk coming from the increased number of migrants crossing the eastern border of Poland.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Poland
Enhanced security and safety
Border protection
01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016
CHF 1'955'000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Background

The eastern border is for Poland the most important borderline to be secured. An increased epidemiological threat coming from migrants crossing the eastern border has been monitored and can impact on EU security as well. The sole epidemiological facility today is located close to Warsaw, far from the eastern borderline. The migrants have to travel there with their means. This can take two days and, in case the person is affected by transmissible diseases (i.e tuberculosis, etc.), can constitute a big potential threat for the public health.

Objectives

The project aim at strengthening the capacity of the border guards in Terespol to ensure the EU border protection. Migrants will benefit from:

  • Complete medical check
  • Psychological support
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical advisory services

Thank to this support to new coming migrants, the epidemiological risk will be consistently mitigated.

 

 

Target groups

Border guards corps at the border check point in Terespol

Activities
  • The Office of Foreigners will be responsible to execute the project in close collaboration with the Central Clinical Hospital and the Border Guards.
  • A tender for a general contractor according to the Polish legislation shall be organised.
  • The Office for Foreigners will appoint a supervisor specifically for the project in order to keep on track the planning and the construction works.

 

Results

Achieved results:  

  • Medical Check Centre: 8 consultation and treatment desks, 1 x-ray laboratory (equipped), 2 vehicle to transport, 19 staff employed


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign state institution
  • National State Institute North


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   1'955'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'717'501
Project phases

Phase 1 01.07.2011 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)