The President's Chancellery
informed today that the President of the Republic of Poland, Lech
Kaczynski awarded the former Minister of Health, current member of
the Lower House of the Parliament (Sejm), famous heart surgeon,
Prof. Zbigniew Religa the highest Polish civilian decoration -
Order of the White Eagle.
The communique states that "the
Order was awarded in recognition of the extraordinary services to
the Republic of Poland, and in particular for the developing of
the cardiac surgery program and for outstanding accomplishments in
serving the State and the Public".