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Medical specialists suspend their work for one hour in Bratislava

The Doctors’ Trade Union Association (LOZ) said its members in Bratislava intended to express their solidarity with a protest by the Slovak Doctors’ Union of Experts (SLUŠ). Expert, i.e. specialist, doctors were due to suspend their work on Wednesday, March 9, between 13:00 and 14:00 while still offering emergency and necessary ongoing care. This means they will either take an hour off, or they will do administrative tasks instead of performing treatment, the SITA newswire wrote.

The Doctors’ Trade Union Association (LOZ) said its members in Bratislava intended to express their solidarity with a protest by the Slovak Doctors’ Union of Experts (SLUŠ). Expert, i.e. specialist, doctors were due to suspend their work on Wednesday, March 9, between 13:00 and 14:00 while still offering emergency and necessary ongoing care. This means they will either take an hour off, or they will do administrative tasks instead of performing treatment, the SITA newswire wrote.

According to the head of LOZ, Marian Kollár, this should be a sign that reform of the health-care system cannot be made without doctors themselves or without hearing their voices and opinions. He said this is necessary if reforms are to bring truly positive results. “Reform must be solved through a consensus and in a way that brings results,” Kollár said. Expert doctors called on medical employees to suspend their care and treatments on March 9 for one hour and to perform administrative tasks instead, or to take compensatory leave (for working overtime). Most of the unions and associations representing doctors and nurses have supported the protest.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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