The Polish prime minister has hit back at demands for increased health funding by protesting healthcare workers, saying it was impossible to make up for decades of neglect with a one-off salary hike.
Poland’s health service is in danger of “dying,” protesting healthcare workers have warned in a letter to the prime minister and the leader of the ruling party.
A delegation representing Polish healthcare workers refused to accept an invitation for a meeting with the government, the health minister said on Tuesday.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, will not meet protesting healthcare workers until their demands are more realistic, a government source has told PAP.
Following a protest in the Polish capital on Saturday, healthcare workers created a 'white city' next to the prime minister's office, initially planned to last a week.
Poland's medics marched through the streets of Warsaw on Saturday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions as the country faces a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.