After developing 3D printed, biodegradable eco-mask adapters for the health service, Professor Marek Macko (right) will now turn his corn waste and proprietary blend polymer mix into adaptors for the fire service, before making them commercially available.
A record number of doctors declared plans to work abroad in the first quarter of this year, the Supreme Physicians' Council (NRL) said on Monday.
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?’.
Medics and other medical personnel will travel to Slovakia to help the country carry out Covid testing, the prime minister on Tuesday.
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.