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Private doctors now seek a salary increase

Slovakia’s Association of Private Doctors (ASL) called on the Health Ministry to arrange an increase in their salaries similar to the one recently received by doctors working in hospitals, the TASR newswire reported, noting that doctors at state-run hospitals achieved an average salary increase of €300 per month after a mass protest action last November/December. According to ASL president Ladislav Pásztor, private doctors want to have a basic monthly salary of €1,600, which would require another €118 million allocated to the health-care system each year. TASR wrote that Pásztor said that private doctors do not challenge the right of nurses to higher salaries (€640-€928 per month as of April 1) but that doctors must have at a ratio of at least 2.2-times the salaries of nurses. There are around 1,100 private paediatricians, 2,200 private general practitioners and around 2,000 private specialists in the country, Pásztor said, without indicating what kinds of protests, if any, the association may engage in.

Slovakia’s Association of Private Doctors (ASL) called on the Health Ministry to arrange an increase in their salaries similar to the one recently received by doctors working in hospitals, the TASR newswire reported, noting that doctors at state-run hospitals achieved an average salary increase of €300 per month after a mass protest action last November/December.

According to ASL president Ladislav Pásztor, private doctors want to have a basic monthly salary of €1,600, which would require another €118 million allocated to the health-care system each year. TASR wrote that Pásztor said that private doctors do not challenge the right of nurses to higher salaries (€640-€928 per month as of April 1) but that doctors must have at a ratio of at least 2.2-times the salaries of nurses.

There are around 1,100 private paediatricians, 2,200 private general practitioners and around 2,000 private specialists in the country, Pásztor said, without indicating what kinds of protests, if any, the association may engage in.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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