Doctors in state hospitals on 24 hour strike

The 24-hour nationwide strike is organized by doctors and staff in Greece’s national health system. Health workers are also planning rallies throughout Greece, including a protest outside the health ministry at noon, followed by a march to Parliament.

The Federation of Hospital Doctors Unions of Greece and the Greek Federation of Staff in State Hospitals are forming a common front to seek a free and universal public healthcare system with adequate funding, hiring of staff, recovery of wage losses, as well as the abolition of the Hospital Payments System Company S.A. and the new system for hospital financing that they say “commercializes” health.

Healthcare staff are also pushing for an abolition of the new system for staff evaluations, which they say will lead to more dismissals in the public health sector.

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