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Doctors on strike due to violence

The Dominican Medical Association (CMD) began a 48-hour strike at the Dario Contreras Trauma Hospital yesterday, Monday 12 October 2015 in demand of better security for the staff following an attack on a resident doctor in the Emergency Room earlier in the day.

The announcement was made by the CMD president, Pedro Sing during a staff meeting at the hospital where he listened to complaints about the lack of security over the past few months. According to medical personnel, there have been at least 12 cases of physical violence against doctors and 24 cases of robberies in the parking lots.

In yesterday morning’s attack, Dr. Pavel Gonzalez was hit and bitten. He submitted his complaint to the Public Prosecutors Office.

They also discussed the constant verbal abuse to which the doctors are subjected, often by desperate relatives of patients.

The doctors warned that the strike would continue until there was improved security both in and outside the hospital and they also demanded that people carrying firearms should not be admitted, as in some cases the medical staff has even been threatened at gunpoint.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

Oct 13, 2015

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