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Strike of N. Darfur hospitals' doctors to pause for ‘one day’

March 5 - 2013 EL FASHER

Doctors of El Fasher’s hospitals in North Darfur announced a one-day pause in their general strike to treat the accumulating number of patients in health centers “following ethics of their profession”.  

Physicians began a strike on Sunday after “exhausting all attempts and means to get the responsible authorities to address their demands”.

According to a source, they met on Tuesday and decided to halt their protests for one day on Wednesday before carrying on with it from Thursday until Saturday.

The doctors are demanding the full reinstatement of their salaries, better working environment and to be paid extra hours and bonuses.

They claim the government has “illegally” cut off three months of their salaries, adding this represents them a loss of 45 million Sudanese pounds (about US$10 million).

Photo: Doctors at Kassab camp, North Darfur (Albert González Farran/ UNAMID)

Related: N. Darfur doctors enter second day of general strike (4 March 2013)

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