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Italian doctors plan protest action

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6968.1531 (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1531
  1. Lucinda Evans, freelance journalist
  1. Rome.

    Doctors working in Italy's public hospitals plan fresh industrial action to protest at cuts in the health service outlined in next year's budget. The action will include a ban on overtime and a four hour strike later this month.

    The action is in response to the first budget to be drawn up by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's right wing coalition, which will set out to cut pounds sterling 2.5bn from the funds available to the health service. Hospital doctors feel that they in particular are being penalised. On 16 December members of Anaao Assomed, the main association for hospital doctors, plan a four hour strike and a demonstration in …

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