Due to the prolonged conflict between doctor and the Ministry of Health, Employers of Poland have offered to mediate between the parties. Today, Jacek Krajewski, Chairman of the “Porozumienie Zielonogórskie” Federation informed Andrzej Malinowski, President of Employers of Poland that he accepts the offer. Doctors want to talk with the Ministry of Health, but does Bartosz Arłukowicz want to talk too?
Press release of the Employers of Poland from January 2nd 2015
Nothing suggests that the conflict between doctor and the Ministry of Health could be resolved in the coming hours. As of now, all basic medical care institutions signed contracts with NFZ only in four voivodeships. In some regions most institutions have not signed contracts yet. Such a situation is an obvious threat to the patients’ right to common healthcare.
The issue of who is right in this conflict is not important for the patients. Everyone has the right to medical care and closing as many as 20 percent of doctors’ offices is a problem for hundreds of thousand s of patients every day. The urgent need for changes in the healthcare system is evident to everyone. It is also clear that such changes should be well prepared and their guidelines consulted with representatives of the medical profession. While the parties in the conflict present their arguments, the society wants a return to normality. Dialog and an appropriate solutions are needed. With this in mind, Employers of Poland – without judging the appropriateness of the arguments presented by either party – offer mediation in the conflict.
– We are convinced that this is the only option to help achieve compromise, considering the current situation. Employers’ of Poland many years of experience in mediation suggest that elaborating a solution which would resolve the conflict is possible – stresses Andrzej Malinowski, President of Employers of Poland.