Doctors to protest over lowering healthcare quality in March
The Czech Medical Chamber will hold a protest against government reforms in the health sector on March 1. The chamber wants to warn the public that changes recently introduced by the Health Ministry will decrease quality, safety and access to healthcare. Patients will be able to sign a petition at doctors’ offices, which calls on the ministry not to lower public spending on healthcare and to protect quality. The medical chamber is also planning to file a constitutional complaint against the ministry. It claims private doctors’ salaries will decrease by 20% this year. The Health Ministry claims that quality of care will not deteriorate as a result of its reforms.