Latvia - Physicians continue their strike over pay - August 31, 2017

Over 600 family physicians in Latvia went on a strike on 3 July 2017 and will not be providing any government-funded health care services to their patients until an agreement is reached with the government on their demands. One of the family physicians’ demands is to raise the present capitation by 30%. The Latvian Association of Family Physicians rejected the latest deal proposed by the Prime Minister and the Health Minister and will carry on with the strike, but in a different form, considering the situation with their patients. The Association says that nothing has changed and that proposals that had been agreed at a meeting have not been included. Under the agreement proposed by the government, the monthly salary for family physicians would be raised by 150 euro.

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