Partial doctors' strike to end on Friday

The final agreement between the Health Ministry, hospital staff and health insurance companies should be signed on Friday, after which doctors will call off the protest that began on December 1 and begin working overtime again. Due to almost half of doctors refusing to work overtime in December, hospitals have been operating in a limited capacity to varying degrees since the start of the month.

The Czech Medical Chamber and doctors' unions have agreed to a salary increase of CZK 5,000 to 15,000 per month depending on seniority and an increase of five percent for other hospital employees, including non-medical staff.

Author: Anna Fodor