Sierra Leone Doctors Strike Over Wage,Poor Conditions, Nurses May Follow

On 06/Dec/2018 / In Medical News

Doctors in Sierra Leone’s public hospitals were  on  strike yesterday toprotest against low wagesand poor working condi-tions, and nurses said theymay follow suit.
 
Sierra Leone is one ofAfrica’s poorest countriesand its public hospitals lackequipment. The 2014-2016Ebola epidemic killed nearly4000 people,  includingmore than 250 medical staff. 
 
At Freetown’s Connaught, the country’s biggest hospi-tal, some wards were nearlyempty and at least a dozenpeople were  sitting on thefloor at the hospitalentrance waiting to beseen, a Reuterswitness said.
 
Sierra Leone’s Medical and Dental Association(SLMDA) said doctors stopped going to work on Tuesday and were ready to continue their protestindefinitely.
 
Source: The Guardian News

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