Employers of Poland have sent a letter to PM Kopacz urging her to pick up the pace of works on the Public Health Act. The document was sent to the Permanent Committee of the Council of Ministers for the Council to consider. Sadly, as of today it has not been placed on the agenda and passed formally.
Considering the schedule of parliamentary sittings, a three-week delay could have a negative impact on the chances of passing the act before the end of the term. Moreover, this delay is hard to justify, as the draft has met with a positive response and any criticism was rather because some wanted the suggested solutions to go further in supporting public health policy. We have been waiting for this act for 20 years, so to let all the effort go to waste by not passing it would be a mistake. According to Employers of Poland this document is the first step towards giving public health the attention and priority it deserves, but we are aware that it will have to evolve together with a rapidly aging society.
The letter is available below (in Polish).