Czech health workers say protests will continue

Czech doctors and nurses say they are preparing further protest actions against Health Minister Tomáš Julínek’s reforms. The minister has come under fire from both health workers and the opposition ever since introducing radical reforms at the start of this year. In the wake of a warning strike on June 24th he agreed to postpone some of his plans for the second wave of reforms and put them up for further debate. Even so many of his steps remain highly controversial, including the introduction of medical fees for all citizens.