WORLD Hundreds of Romanian doctors protest to demand better pay

WORLD

Hundreds of Romanian doctors protest to demand better pay

AP

01:27, November 16, 2017

17319535632036.jpg

Romanian family doctors hold banners, one reading "Family medical care - where to?"", during a protest outside the government offices in Bucharest, Romania, Nov. 15. (Photo: AP)

Hundreds of Romanian family doctors on Wednesday protested outside the government offices demanding more funding and less bureaucracy.

Medics say poor working conditions in the health system have led thousands of doctors and nurses to seek employment abroad. Medics from all over Romania gathered to vent their frustrations, from Maramures in the northwest to Ialomita county in southeast Romania.

The protesters held banners reading "Health is ignored, underfunded, bureaucratized, and disrespected."

Eugenia Nica, who's been a family doctor for 25 years in Bucharest, complained about excessive bureaucracy and low wages compared with clinicians working at hospitals.

Medics later met Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, who agreed the doctors were inundated with paperwork and said the government would try and find solutions.

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue