Peru healthcare feels strain of doctor strike

Nearly 11,000 doctors desert work in strike action for higher pay that threatens to leave patients abandoned.

    Nearly 11,000 doctors from public hospitals have stopped working and embarked on strike action in Peru.

    Many are now beginning their second month of  strike action in a bid for higher salaries and better working conditions in a sector where they often earn less than taxi drivers.

    Medical professionals are now threatening to abandon hospitals completely if the government fails to meet their demands by next week.  

    This could leave tens of thousands of patients abandoned inside hospitals.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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