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Physicians in 115 cities in Iran go on a nationwide strike

Feb 14
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The strike of doctors and hospital staff in Falavarjan - October 21, 2017
The strike of doctors and hospital staff in Falavarjan - October 21, 2017

By Iran Probe Staff

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The largest strike by physicians in Iran's history started from last night, and is still going on.

The strike began in most ot the centers which  already had announced their readiness to join the stike, despite threats from the Iranian government.

 More than 1,500 "plan physicians" have  also announced that simmilar to physicians' strike  in other countries, they  will legally avoide admitting non-emergency's patients and  only visit  emergency patients, on 25 February.

"Plan physicians " is a term used to refer to doctors who are subject to compulsory service plans in remote areas. These doctors, due to the delay of more than one year of their salaries, live in a very poor conditions,  and have a hard life far away from  their families.

Also on Monday morning, February 13, 2017, more than 2,000 radiologists, university professors and Students studying in radiology  held a protest rally in front of the Ministry of Health.

 

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Radiologists protest rally in front of the Ministry of Health
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