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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