Recently junior doctors in the UK have been in the news for taking industrial action in protest at their new contract. A similar situation is happening in Colombia. However, it is harder to report on because of the imbalance of Colombian news media reports. (1-3)
Doctors in Colombia have gone on strike for a number of reasons. They are protesting against unfavorable labour conditions such as low wages, jobs without social security, and delays in payments of their salaries (sometimes for up to seven months). Frequent episodes of aggression against doctors and nurses are widespread across the country. (4) There is a lack of medicines and resources available which are hindering their ability to practice. (…)
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