\November 6th. In the past few days, the number of confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Poland has been on the rise. Data from the Polish Ministry of Health show that on November 4 alone, the number of new confirmed cases reached 27,143. Poland is facing a shortage of doctors, nursing staff and intensive care unit beds, and the healthcare system is approaching its limits.
In order to alleviate the strained medical system, the Polish government seeks to recruit more than 1,000 doctors from abroad, even offering a double salary for this reason.
This plan worries Belarus. Belarusian President Lukashenko told doctors on the matter at a recent meeting that he did not force anyone to stay here, but if you go abroad, there will be no turning back. .
The origin of the matter was a decision recently announced by the Polish government. According to the Polish news website “Note of Poland”, the Polish government is seeking to recruit more than 1,000 doctors from abroad, most of which are from Ukraine and Belarus. Officials from the Polish Ministry of Health explained that doctors in Belarus and Ukraine are most likely to answer the phone because of the small language barrier and many doctors have obtained diploma certification in Poland.
The Polish Minister of Health Adam Niedzielski announced on social networking sites that he has asked the National Health Fund (NFZ), which provides funding for the Polish public health system, to double the salaries of medical workers fighting COVID-19. He said that the salary increase was to express his gratitude to the frontline staff.
At present, the Polish ruling party is also seeking to pass legislation so that doctors outside the EU can obtain qualifications and start working in Poland more quickly and easily.
Poland’s neighboring country, Belarus, is greatly affected by this plan. The Belarusian National News Agency (BelTA) reported on the 5th that Belarus held a meeting to discuss measures to combat the new crown pneumonia. At the meeting, Belarusian President Lukashenko talked about Poland’s absorption of foreign countries.
Doctor’s plan. Lukashenko said that a few days ago, Poland announced a plan to recruit foreign doctors from Belarus to deal with the new crown virus. They especially like to look for doctors in Belarus and invite them to Poland to assist the Polish people and the government. “But I want to say that we don’t have redundant doctors. We need doctors to treat our people.”
Lukashenko said. “However, we did not force anyone to stay here. This is our principle. However, one must remember that if you go abroad, there is no turning back. You will stay there and earn the money you leave the country. That money.” Lukashenko emphasized that this is not a threat, but an order from the government. Lukashenko added that everyone has their place and there is no need to set up barriers for those who desire to make big money.