Czech doctors hold symbolic protest over fears of funding cuts

Doctors around the Czech Republic held a symbolic protest on Friday against what they perceive as a threat to funding for clinics and hospitals this year. For the most part patients were not affected by the protest; they received flyers outlining the medics’ concerns and were asked to sign a petition entitled Let’s Save our Health System. The Ministry of Health says the protest was uncalled for and insists the healthcare system will receive more money this year than in 2012.