Poland - Doctors cannot find agreement on pay and investment - January 31, 2018

Amid an ongoing protest over healthcare spending, pay and conditions the health ministry and a group of resident doctors failed to arrive at an agreement. The OZZL doctors trade union which is leading the protest, said it was disappointed by the meeting, adding that the ministry was unprepared and had nothing to offer. Resident doctors held a nearly month-long hunger strike in October 2017, demanding a healthcare spending hike to 6.8% of GDP by 2021, less red tape, shorter hospital waiting lists and better pay and conditions.

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