Doctors, vets to strike Saturday in public hospitals

Thousands of doctors in public hospitals plan on continuing their strike, called the "8 March Strike" in the media, starting Saturday to protest the replacement of the medical salary scheme with a set of incentives and allowances.
The doctors are also demanding the modification of the health budget, the approval of the doctors salary scheme and securing government hospitals in all governorates.
The Veterinarians Syndicate announced its participation in the strike, but three other syndicates, including the Nursing, Physical Therapy and Health Professionals syndicates, announced they would not participate.
Emloyees of urgent medical services, university hospitals and armed forces and police hospitals are excluded from the strike.
The Veterinarians Syndicate called in a statement on Friday for all graduate vets who have not been hired since 1995 to meet on Saturday at the medical professionals headquarters to approve appropriate escalatory procedures.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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