Fam­ily physi­cians to go on strike in Latvia on july 3

The Baltic Times - - BALTICS NEWS - LETA/TBT Staff

The Lat­vian Health Min­istry and the Lat­vian As­so­ci­a­tion of Fam­ily Physi­cians failed to reach an agree­ment dur­ing strike ne­go­ti­a­tions to­day, there­fore the fam­ily physi­cians will go on strike, start­ing from July 3, the Head of the As­so­ci­a­tion, Sar­mite Veide, said.

"Re­gret­fully, we did not reach an agree­ment with the Health Min­istry to­day be­cause the min­istry's of­fer was the same and it would not budge. There will be no fur­ther ne­go­ti­a­tions, and fam­ily physi­cians will be­gin a strike at noon on July 3," she said.

The strike is go­ing to be un­lim­ited and will last un­til an agree­ment is reached with the Lat­vian Govern­ment on the de­mands by the fam­ily physi­cians. "A strike com­mit­tee has al­ready been es­tab­lished which this week will an­nounce the ar­range­ments for pro­vid­ing ser­vices to pa­tients dur­ing the strike," Veide said.

The As­so­ci­a­tion of Fam­ily Physi­cians ob­jects mainly to the Health Min­istry's pro­pos­als con­cern­ing the in­crease of cap­i­ta­tion and or­ga­ni­za­tion of joint prac­tices, which would mean that the fam­ily physi­cians will have to be on call af­ter reg­u­lar work­ing hours and dur­ing week­ends.

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