State doctors[yen]AaAaAeAc union Pasyki has blamed the understaffing
and overworki problems at the ICU, which it claims are driving doctors out and into the private sector, on Health Minister Yiorgos Pamboridis[yen]AaAaAeAc inactio
The union said that it has decided to call on its members to go on a two-hour strike on Wednesday between noon and 2pm to protest over the inaction of the government in tackling this problem, which is due to the understaffing
of state hospitals.
Pasyno and the nurses' branch of civil servants' union Pasydy have long complained about serious understaffing
in state hospitals.
IRREGULAR appointments to the Competition Protection Commission, as well as understaffing
issues, have traditionally been the main source of its inefficiency, the House plenum heard on Friday.
Following his visit on Monday to the two hospitals, which face serious understaffing
problems among other issues, Pamboridis said that he heard the opinions of the directors and doctors, and that he would make an announcement "within the day or tomorrow".
Following doctors, nurses and other health professionals, state pharmacists said they are to strike between 7.30am and 12pm on July 1 as a "first reaction measure" after the rejection of their demands by Health Minister Philippos Patsalis concerning the bill on hospital autonomy and the understaffing
of pharmaceutical services.
DOCTORS at Limassol hospital's emergency room have lashed out against not having been paid for on-call services since May 2012 by refusing to work on stand-by.This has resulted in understaffing
, which in turn has forced some patients to turn to private practices for medical care.Around 20 people have sent letters to Limassol hospital demanding reimbursement of the money they spent on private care.
The cabinet on Wednesday agreed to raise the monthly financial incentive to A&E doctors from e1/4800 to e1/41,200, in an attempt to tackle the severe understaffing
issues at hospital emergency departments.
All the machines are functional but understaffing
is stifling the county's ability to realise their full potential.
The inspector general found agency understaffing
had been a significant issue.
The strike is part of an ongoing dispute between the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and the Government in relation to pay increases and understaffing