More than half of the doctors at the Polish Prime Minister’s Medical Council for COVID-19 have resigned in protest.
Thirteen of the 17 council members left on Friday, accusing the right-wing Polish government of inaction during the pandemic.
The doctors said their motive was “the lack of influence of the recommendations on the real procedure,” according to a statement reported by the Palestinian News Agency.
The speech blamed Poland’s government for growing hesitation and skepticism about a vaccine during the health crisis.
On Tuesday, Poland became the latest European country to record 100,000 deaths linked to COVID-19 amid a surge in Omicron cases.
Doctors also blamed the Polish government for “taking very limited measures in the face of the autumn wave … despite the huge number of expected deaths.”
The resignations follow numerous calls from council members for stronger restrictions on the pandemic and a more active campaign for vaccinations.
Several senior Polish deputies have openly expressed their opposition to vaccinations, despite the fact that about 21.3 million citizens of the country have received two doses of the vaccine.