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State doctors call strike

State doctors will go on strike on Wednesday

GOVERNMENT doctors will go on a two-hour stoppage on November 17, claiming that Health Minister Philippos Patsalis misled them when he promised that by September he would have resolved all their issues.

In a statement issued by the government doctors union (PASYKI), the doctors point out that there are still four unresolved issues that the minister promised to tackle but has not followed through.

“We are now told that an €800,000 fund the minister said he had secured for overtime pay cannot be awarded. Also, there is the matter of ten doctors that are being let go and the issue of promotions. The minister promised us that more promotions would be approved but now he says that he isn’t the one who can lift the moratorium on promotions,” said the statement.

PASYKI also protested the fact that the state refuses to disclose the details of the much-debated National Health Scheme that is about to be tabled to the House of Representatives.

The work stoppage will take place from 7.30am to 9.30am.


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