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Egyptian doctors' strike postponed

Nationwide strike by Egypt's doctors postoponed until syndicate elections take place to elect a permanent general assembly

Ahram Online, Friday 21 Dec 2012
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The temporary general assembly of Egypt's Doctors' Syndicate has decided to postpone theri nationwide strike until March, when elections for a new general assembly will be held.

Egyptian doctors have been on a partial strike since 1 October to demand an increase in health spending to 15 per cent of the state budget, better healthcare standards, improved security at hospitals and wage increases.

Egypt's 2012-2013 health budget is estimated at LE27.414 billion ($4.5 billion), comprising five per cent of the state budget. Funds allocated to health have increased 18 per cent since last year.

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