Poland is becoming a medical tourism hub as more foreigners come for treatment using the European Health Insurance card.

In the first half of 2013, foreigners received medical treatment worth 30m PLN (€7.1m) and Polish hospitals admitted some 17,000 German patients, mainly in the provinces close to the Polish-German border.

The daily notes that Poland has become attractive for German and Austrian cardiology patients, especially those who have not bought additional insurance in their own countries, but hospitals complain they are not fully reimbursed for costs incurred during the treatment of foreign patients.