Last Update 9:26
Thursday, 22 August 2019

Half of Egypt hospitals affected on first day of doctors' strike: Union

More than half of state-run hospitals affected on first day of strike by doctors calling for an increase in health spending, union says

MENA and Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 Oct 2012
doctors
More than half of state-run hospitals affected on first day of strike by doctors (Photo: Mai Shaheen)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1055
Share/Bookmark
Views: 1055

Egypt's Doctors' Syndicate has announced that 50.6 percent of state-run hospitals across 21 governorates took part in the first day of a partial doctors' strike on Monday.

The strikers are calling for 15 per cent of the state budget to be allocated to health, a large increase on the current percentage.

The strike, which excludes emergency and critical health services, has continued on Tuesday.

Doctors' unions carried out two nationwide strikes in May and September 2011, but failed to achieve their objectives.

Egypt has witnessed a spate of labour unrest in recent years, particularly after the January 25 Revolution in early 2011. Labour strikes also played an important role in building pressure on the former regime prior to the revolution.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.