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Health Minister Uhliarik holds another round of talks with doctors

Health Minister Ivan Uhliarik held another round of talks with representatives of doctors working at state-run hospitals on the evening of November 21 in an effort to avert the threat of about a third of them resigning from their hospitals at the beginning of December, the TASR newswire reported. Uhliarik publicly presented a proposal to increase the basic salaries of doctors by €300 per month in 2012. He was expected to present that proposal directly to the union representatives of the doctors at the meeting.

Health Minister Ivan Uhliarik held another round of talks with representatives of doctors working at state-run hospitals on the evening of November 21 in an effort to avert the threat of about a third of them resigning from their hospitals at the beginning of December, the TASR newswire reported.

Uhliarik publicly presented a proposal to increase the basic salaries of doctors by €300 per month in 2012. He was expected to present that proposal directly to the union representatives of the doctors at the meeting.

Uhliarik stated that if his proposal is rejected, the head of the LOZ trade union, Marian Kollár, will bear responsibility for patients' health.

A total of 2,400 doctors among the 6,500 working for state-run hospitals in Slovakia have submitted notice of termination of their employment contracts with an effective date of December 1.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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