Nurses, midwives, paramedics, laboratory diagnosticians and physiotherapists are among the professions that will be entitled to administer Covid-19 vaccinations, Poland's health minister said on Friday.
President Andrzej Duda paid tribute to health care workers who sacrificed their lives in the fight against the coronavirus and to those who bravely continue to fight the epidemic every day.
The coronavirus epidemic has led to the deaths of 138 Polish doctors and 131 nurses, the Health Ministry's data show.
Over 200 foreign doctors who can help Poland fight the Covid pandemic have applied to work in the country, the health minister said on Friday.
The number of new infections among Polish doctors fell to 10 per day from more than 200 in December, thanks to the vaccination process started three months ago, the Health Minister said on Tuesday.
The coronavirus has contributed to the deaths of 94 doctors and 73 nurses in Poland as well as two laboratory diagnosticians, 13 dentists, five pharmacists, seven paramedics and five midwives, the Ministry of Health data have revealed.
Swapping their PPE clothing (personal protective equipment) for more elaborate costumes, the medics from Małopolska dressed up to portray well-known and obscure characters including Thumbelina, Hercules, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast as well as scenes recreated from ‘The Miser’, ‘Adventures of a Cheating Flea’ and the Polish modern fairy tale ‘Who will cheer up the unlucky Rhino?’.
The coronavirus epidemic has led to the death of 183 Polish healthcare personnel, Health Ministry data show.
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Poland's national medical trade union said on Tuesday that the act recently passed by the lower house of the Polish parliament facilitating the employment of doctors from outside the EU was "extremely harmful."