Welcome to the brave new world of US private health care.
MY EMPHASIS IN BOLD AND RED:
Friday, February 4, 2011
Unlimited strike has been announced by the unions of all the doctors (not only Hospital Doctors). The strike started on Friday and will continue until the final day of discussion of the legal act in the parliament (when they will announce further mobilizations). The occupation of the ministry of Health will also continue until then.
Unlimited strike of all the doctors’ unions.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Government-EU-IMF destroy our lives and the lives of our patients
Take back immediately the montrous legal act of Loverdos
Hospital doctors have occupied part of the ministry of health since 1/2/2011. After they were brutally attacked by the riot police during their protest in front of the ministry’s building the hospital doctors and students of medicine moved into the ministry’s central lecture theatre where they remain until now.
The doctors protest against the new law which puts forwards the plans for privatization of the health system and the end to the free public health care. The hospital doctors union (EINAP), the Medical Doctors Association of Athens along the rest of doctor unions and health-related professional associations including pharmacists have announced strikes against the new legal act.
Banner from inside the ministry’s occupation reads: ‘OCCUPATION withdraw now the legal act of Loverdos’ (the minister’s name)
the BLOG of the Radical Left Coalition of Doctors has the occupiers’ comminiques