The Polish government plans to give the first COVID-19 vaccines developed by US pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German firm BioTech SE to high-risk groups, including senior citizens, medical personnel and the uniformed services.
More than 25,000 medical personnel in Poland have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the outbreak of the epidemic, health ministry data released on Tuesday showed.
The wages of medical staff involved in combatting the coronavirus pandemic will be doubled, according to an order issued by Health Minister Adam Niedzielski on Sunday. The hike will embrace medical personnel, including paramedics and medical lab technicians.
The Polish Army is taking over the sample collection points for coronavirus testing, thanks to which medical staff will be able to focus on helping patients, National Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak tweeted on Wednesday.
Polish military personnel, firefighters and civilians participating in medical missions abroad were on Friday decorated with the 'Bene Merito' honorary badge for activities aimed at combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday.
Senate, upper house, Deputy Speaker Stanislaw Karczewski is resigning from the post, and returning to the medical profession, he told a private radio broadcaster RMF FM on Wednesday.
The app from start-up company Immersion was commissioned by the US government and uses digital avatars and videos to guide medical staff step by step, explaining how to properly put on a mask and other specific actions needed before dealing with infected patients.
A team of Polish medics from the Military Institute of Medicine (WIM) will take part in a medical training mission in Slovenia from Wednesday to Friday. During their stay they will exchange know-how in aiding victims of the coronavirus epidemic with their Slovenian colleagues.
Physicians from a contagious disease hospital in Poznan, western Poland, and the Third People's Hospital in Poznan's Chinese partner city of Shenzen discussed ways of combating the coronavirus during a Thursday video conference.
Across the country people and firms are working together to get protective masks to the people who really need them.