“The coronavirus has exposed and further deepened the problems of Polish health care. But despite the ignorance of the enemy, many unknowns, difficulties, chaos and, unfortunately, often lack of support and understanding, we were, we are and will be with our patients” – wrote the president of the Supreme Medical Council, professor Andrzej Matyja from on the occasion of the Healthcare Worker’s Day.
April 7 is the Day of Healthcare Workers, as well as World Health Day. On this occasion, the Supreme Medical Chamber published a film. In its first part, the actor Andrzej Seweryn talks about how dangerous and unpredictable the coronavirus is, in the next part the president of the Supreme Medical Council, Professor Andrzej Matyja, speaks, and at the end the calendar of the fight against the coronavirus is presented.
“Saving another person’s life is our duty.
Additionally, professor Andrzej Matyja issued an appeal in this connection. “Today we are celebrating a special day – World Health Day and the day of all those who fight for it every day – Healthcare Workers’ Day. A holiday important for the whole society, allowing for a moment to think how to better care for yourself and your loved ones, and how to appreciate those who help in this care and fight for health, including the entire medical staff “- he wrote.
“Saving another person’s life is our duty. For many of us, being a medic – a doctor, dentist, nurse, paramedic, diagnostician, physiotherapist or other health care worker – is not only a profession, it is not an idea for life. It is our mission. I would like to thank each of you for this calling, “he added.
“The coronavirus has exposed and further deepened the problems of Polish health care”
Professor Matyja pointed out that “the coronavirus has exposed and further aggravated the problems of Polish health care”. “But despite the ignorance of the enemy, many unknowns, difficulties, chaos and, unfortunately, often lack of support and understanding, we were, we are and will be with our patients. We fight. For every life, every breath, every happy return to the loved ones” – assured the President of the Supreme Medical Council .
“More than 150 doctors and dentists left for the eternal duty”
“On this beautiful day, the day of our holiday, I also want to honor the memory of my colleagues who unfortunately lost the battle with the coronavirus. ‘The dead last forever, as long as they are remembered,’ wrote Wisława Szymborska. Due to the coronavirus, more than 150 were left on permanent duty. doctors and dentists “- he reminded.
“Let us pay them with our memory and pay tribute to them through our daily work, persistence and tenacity in the fight against the pandemic and other cruel diseases” – appealed Professor Matyja. He added that “in this struggle we should be above all divisions, even though our world is full of inequalities.”
Professor Matyja said the pandemic showed that “some live healthier and have better access to health services than others”, and “differences are seen within individual countries and between nations, of all ages, regardless of gender or race.”
“I wish all Polish society a return to a healthy normality”
“Colleagues and colleagues (doctors – ed.), On the occasion of this year’s World Health Day, WHO invites us to join a new campaign to build a fairer, healthier world. on social status, origin, gender, age or religion, such living and working conditions that will be conducive to maintaining good health “- continued Professor Matyja.
“I wish the entire Polish society a return to healthy normality – ending the pandemic and drawing conclusions from it for the future. We already know what was missing and what did not work. Together, beyond divisions, we must take care of the comprehensive reconstruction of Polish healthcare so that everyone can have access to the highest quality medical services. Let’s do it for the prosperity, development, durability and resilience of today’s society and our future generations, “he concluded.
TVN24, Supreme Medical Chamber
Main photo source: PAP / Andrzej Lange