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Doctors go on strike for better conditions

Published on 10/11/2006

10 November 2006

MADRID — Doctors in nine regions across Spain have gone on strike for better working conditions.

At least 30,000 doctors in Madrid, Andalucia, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla y Leon, Castilla La Mancha, Galicia, Navarre and Valencia, have been asked to stop work for 24 hours by their equivalent of a union, Platform 10 Minutes.

All the doctors work in clinics and hospitals which deal with primary care.

Platform 10 Minutes said it was keen to prevent a “collapse” of emergency services.

Rafael de Pablo, president of Platform 10 Minutes, claimed an “important” number of doctors had joined the strike which should be a wake-up call to the authorities.

Carmen Moliner, vice-president of the Spanish Society for Family and Community Medicine, said the response to the strike call had varied throughout the country so far.

[Copright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news