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Czech republic  |  November 20, 2012 13:26:51

Physicians Visegrad countries are protesting, they want higher salaries


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - A higher wages and an increase in health insurance payments on Tuesday symbolically protesting doctors Visegrad Four countries, namely the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. The event is also supported by the Czech Association of Czech and Moravian Hospitals Association regional hospitals.

The half-hour protest began five minutes after twelve o'clock in hospitals all four countries and the symbolic motif of the white coat. Doctors also highlight the fundamental problems that currently threaten health. These are, in their commercialization, spontaneous privatization of hospitals and empowerment insurers.

"The action does not disrupt the operation of hospitals. It will be more of a symbolic protest, which the doctors want to draw attention to the fact that the health of each country going in a direction that runs counter to the needs of patients and that reduces the availability and quality of medical care,"said chairman LOK-SCL Martin Engel.

Protest, however, to be "the last warning to the government of the V4 countries' trade unionists is not ruled out that they could in the future serve the notice.

In Prague, the organizers of the protest by the strongest support to hospital and University Hospital Vinohrady. In regions such as the action takes place in a hospital in Jihlava, Nove Mesto in Moravia, Kyjov Hospital, Camp or Hospital Pardubice Regional Hospital. Without the support of physicians remain in Liberec and Karlovy Vary.

Doctors require salaries in the range of 1.5 to three times the average wage in the country.

In the Czech Republic in hospitals 43,700 medical jobs. Doctors in public hospitals have 57,687 crowns a month, hospitals in areas where tariffs are not the government, it is 55,514 crowns. The average monthly wage in the Czech Republic last year was 24,436 crowns.

Zuzana Fojčíková, fojcikova@mediafax.cz

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