Bulgarian Doctors to Hold National Strike on April 7

Society | March 27, 2010, Saturday // 18:05| Views: | Comments: 7
Bulgarian Doctors to Hold National Strike on April 7: Bulgarian Doctors to Hold National Strike on April 7 The strike entitled ‘Day of Health-Day of Protest’. The BMA also stated that doctors from around the country will decide in what way they want to protest. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

The Bulgarian Medical Association has announced that doctors will hold a national strike on April 7, to protest against wage cuts and the government’s health reform.

The strike entitled ‘Day of Health-Day of Protest’. The BMA also stated that doctors from around the country will decide in what way they want to protest.

Earlier Bulgaria PM Boyko Borisov reassured Bulgarian doctors that the ceiling on their wages will only be a temporary anti-crisis measure.

Borisov, speaking to the Bulgarian Medical Association at their annual Council meeting, said that when his government manages to “stop the leaks” and to cope with the losses from energy projects such as Belene NPP and Tsankov Kamak doctors wages will be increased rhythmically.

He said that the ceiling of BGN 3500 placed on doctors wages would only be temporary and that when the crisis is over the best doctors will “again be able to receive BGN 50 000 monthly”.

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#7
MJC - 29 Mar 2010 // 16:35:43

Yes we had considered the figure may be wrong..but as it was a Novinite story thought they might want to confirm it ? MJC

#6
cuckooben - 29 Mar 2010 // 15:26:13

Call me "out of touch", but I would see 32,000 leva/YEAR as a very good wage.
So now I've stumped-up my 300 leva "Insurance" (and felt happy to pay my good dentist 35 leva for two fillings) - what do I buy some food with !!
If I was anywhere near the strike I couldn't waste eggs to throw at it. They aughtta be bloody-well ashamed. I would rather eat grass than go near one !

#5
Linka - 29 Mar 2010 // 10:22:47

Has anyone considered that there might be a typo regarding the claim of 50,000 BGN a month.

#4
A.Nother - 28 Mar 2010 // 08:06:07

""He said that the ceiling of BGN 3500 placed on doctors wages would only be temporary and that when the crisis is over the best doctors will “again be able to receive BGN 50 000 monthly”.

The state is paying some dcotors 50K a MONTH???? And their trying to stop the leaks? The state shouldn't be paying those kind of salaries.

#3
NellieotAmerica - 27 Mar 2010 // 20:16:02

This photo is not showing any doctors, they are nurses; the old communist variety. Good luck getting any money out of the deadbeat Bulgarian government.

They should pass legislature to make it a criminal offense for medical professionals to go on strike. Services such as police, fire, and medics should not be allowed to strike.

#2
NellieotAmerica - 27 Mar 2010 // 20:07:39

Are you sure this isn't 50,000/year? Because if it was per month, why would Bulgarian doctors go to work in Germany?

In Australia a mining engineer makes more money than a doctor. Twice as much. Doctors start with 55,000 in Australia. Mining engineers--100,000 and up.

#1
MJC - 27 Mar 2010 // 19:59:57

Dont think they will get a lot of sympathy from the public with the sums of 50,000 a month being banded about..best doctors or not ?? MJC

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