Statement of Support for Polish Doctors

Brussels, October 2017

In the beginning of October, a number of junior doctors in Poland went on a hunger protest over insufficient healthcare funding, insufficient wages and poor working conditions. Over the whole month the situation erupted into a national discussion with all major medical workers unions joining the protest, and demanding an urgent increase of healthcare funding in Poland, which is currently one of the lowest in Europe.

As the European Junior Doctors Association, we cannot be indifferent to healthcare problems anywhere in Europe and we express our strong support over actions taken by Porozumienie Rezydentów OZZL and all the medical workers in Poland.