The nurse and doctor, Krystyna Ptok and Łukasz Jankowski, spoke about the course of the Saturday protest of medics in Warsaw and the postulates of health care workers in “Fakty po Faktach”. – Instead of a dialogue in front of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, we were welcomed by barriers and barriers – said the president of the Regional Medical Chamber in Warsaw. The chairwoman of the National Trade Union of Nurses and Midwives argued that “the improvement of working conditions in health care facilities for medics may be an impulse that will cause a certain group of people to come back to us from abroad”.
Krystyna Ptok, chairman of the Polish National Trade Union of Nurses and Midwives, and Łukasz Jankowski, President of the District Medical Chamber in Warsaw, spoke in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24 about the protest of health care workers. On Saturday, the medics marched through the streets of Warsaw, and then created “White Town 2.0” near the Chancellery of the Prime Minister (Chancellery of the Prime Minister). They announce that they will stay there until their demands are fulfilled. Among other things, they are demanding higher wages and changes to the system.
Jankowski: Today there was no one to talk to about the postulates
– What struck me today is the fact that during the last demonstrations of this type we were walking and there was always a representative of the government who either welcomed us at the door of the Ministry of Health, or already in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister there was a chance for a delegation of protesters to enter and submit postulates. Today it was not possible to talk to any government representative – said Jankowski.
As he stressed, “instead of a dialogue in front of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, we were welcomed by barriers and barriers preventing us from approaching”. “I have a bit of a feeling that this is not an invitation to dialogue,” he admitted. – Today there was nobody, there was not even anyone to talk to about the demands. I think this is a sad picture of how the dialogue with the rulers is at the moment – said the president of OIL.
Ptok: improving working conditions for medics can be an impetus
Ptok enumerated some of the reasons that led the medics to protest. – We are talking about the fact that we die in workplaces, we work 300 hours each, that the families of medics are falling apart, because the house becomes a hotel, not a house, our children are losing out and we are talking enough of this situation – she said.
As she said, “respirators and beds are purchased, but” unfortunately we will not buy medics, we will not produce them suddenly “. – We say that the improvement of working conditions in healthcare entities for medics may be an impulse that will cause a certain group of people to come back to us from abroad, if, for example, we equate salaries to those in the European Union – explained the head of OZZPiP.
Main photo source: PAP / Tomasz Gzell