Senior Dies From Self-Inflicted Wounds At Medics' Protest In Warsaw - Police

Senior Dies From Self-Inflicted Wounds at Medics' Protest in Warsaw - Police

WARSAW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 18th September, 2021) A 70-year-old Polish man has died from self-inflicted injuries in a tent camp raised by protesting medics in Warsaw, police spokesman Rafal Retmaniak said on Saturday.

Earlier in the week, Polish health workers put tents before the cabinet building in the country's capital to protest low salaries.

"At about 10:20 a.m.

(08:20 GMT), we were informed that a dangerous incident had occurred there. Per the preliminary information, a 70-year-old man injured himself ... They have failed to save him," Retmaniak told journalists, adding that the deceased was not a protester.

Poland's medical personnel are pressing the government to increase health spending up to 8% of the national GDP, as well as demanding that the law on the minimum wage be amended and an adequate number of non-medical support and administrative personnel hired.