In Poland, Doctors Set Up Tents in Front of the Government Building
OREANDA-NEWS. Polish doctors set up tents in front of the country's cabinet of ministers in Warsaw in protest against low wages, RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
Doctors, paramedics, midwives, and medical rescuers participating in the action are seeking to increase spending on the health care system up to 8% of GDP, increase their wages, including an immediate change in the law on the procedure for establishing the minimum wage, and hiring the required number of non-medical support and administrative personnel.
On Monday, doctors pitched about 15 tents in front of the Cabinet of Ministers building on the Ujazdowski Alleys. They also brought with them posters "We are acting for the benefit of the patient", "Patients in danger".
The police do not interfere with the actions of the protesters.
Earlier, the organizing committee of the protesting doctors tried to meet with the Minister of Health of the country, Adam Nedzelsky. However, the meeting was too short, lasting only a few minutes and not getting any results. The doctors did not accept the fact that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki did not consider it necessary to meet with them, and the doctors expressed a clear desire to see him. This was initially the main condition of the negotiations.
"We need urgent decisions. We need to meet with persons authorized to make decisions, and there is not enough such a person today," Artur Drobnyak, the vice-president of the main medical council, explained to reporters the failed negotiations.