Portugal -Health workers hold two-day strike -July 11, 2012

Doctors and other health workers held a 48-hour strike against announced €800 million cuts in health care forced by a new EU-IMF package. The strike caused the cancellation of nearly 400.000 doctor’s appointments and 4500 operations. The health workers say quality of services is endangered and the poor are being barred from health care services. Amongst the measures is a €20 charge for services in emergency rooms. The health care workers also protest against increasing privatisation.

English: http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_21050505/portuguese-doctors-strike ... http://news.msn.co.nz/worldnews/8497765/portugal-health-workers-strike-over-cuts http://www.economywatch.com/in-the-news/portugal-healthcare-strike-to-affect ...

 

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