Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, has appointed Katarzyna Sojka, a physician and a Law and Justice (PiS) MP, the new health minister.
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Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has accepted the resignation of Health Minister Adam Niedzielski and offered the post to MP Katarzyna Sójka.
A Polish doctor has demanded that the health minister apologise and make a donation to a hospice charity for publishing his personal details along with what he claims are defamatory statements about him on social media.
Adam Niedzielski, the health minister, has filed charges with the prosecution against ten doctors suspected of illegalities in issuing e-prescriptions.
The Polish health minister has responded to the deaths of several pregnant women in hospital by saying every woman in Poland has the right to an abortion if their health or life is in danger.
Poland will not participate in the agreement worked out between the European Commission (EC) and Covid vaccine developer Pfizer to address falling demand, the Polish health minister has said.
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