Medics on strike in Central Darfur
Last Tuesday, medical doctors working in Zalingei, Garsila, and Nierteti, Central Darfur, decided to strike in protest against the non-payment of their bonuses during the past four months.
“We will only resume our work after we have received our entitlements,” a medic told Radio Dabanga this (Sunday) afternoon from Zalingei. He pointed out that the total of the withheld bonuses amounts to SDG350,000 ($57,330).
Relatives of patients have called on the Central Darfur authorities to solve the financial problem of the doctors as soon as possible, the source added. They also demanded the state Ministry of Health to improve the health services, hire more medical staff, and provide more and affordable medicines.
Early September, the medical personnel of the main hospital of Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, embarked on a strike in protest against an attack by police officers on some of their colleagues.
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