Doctors’ protest at QSUT hospital; Meeting at Prime Minister’s office with Minister Manastirliu and Director Joti

24/09/2020 15:40

Some representatives of the protest of doctors for salary increase and improvement of working conditions, were today in a meeting at the Prime Minister’s office with the Minister of Health Ogerta Manastirliu and the director of QSUT, Enkel Joti.

As they had warned, the white shirts have abandoned work and stayed outside the Emergency Room at the University Hospital Center in protest of the realization of their demands.

One of the white shirts, the representative of the union, Ibrahim Ruka, a surgeon at QSUT, said that the white shirts had left a meeting with the Prime Minister Edi Rama and the Minister of Health, Ogerta Manastirliu, but were not received by anyone. He said that the white shirts were offered a meeting with advisers to the prime minister, which they say is a hoax.

Doctors have called for protest but police rejected their request due to the pandemic ban on gatherings.

They have submitted four requests, one of which, that of a significant salary increase has received promises by the Prime Minister Rama, who has stated that there will be a 40% salary increase for doctors and nurses.

Doctors demand that all those members of the health personnel who lose their lives in this war with the virus be declared martyrs of the nation.
They request life insurance for health personnel, so that their families can continue living even after possible disasters in this war.

Theuy ask the government to provide working conditions for the prevention of infection according to national and international standards to health personnel of all levels.

They warn of continuing protests if their four demands are not met.

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