YABLOKO supports health care workers in Sverdlovsk region
Press release, 26.05.2016
In March 2015 the health care workers of the public facility Pervouralsk City Hospital No.1 turned to the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO. They reported that it had been planned to deprive health care workers of their salary under the pretense of healthcare reform: they were forced to go on a leave without keeping their salary. Under the circumstances, Chair of the Sverdlovsk branch of YABLOKO Yuri Peteverzev appealed to the Prosecutor’s Office to defend the health care workers’ rights.
The Health Care Ministry of the region answered to Pereverzev’s appeal. The Ministry informed that the chief staff of the hospital could not force the workers to go on a leave without keeping their salary.
Yuri Pereverzev reported that it was not the only case and the situation was of systemic character.
“Lately a rally took place in Kachkanar, the Sverdlovsk Region, where the health care workers protested against the reduction of salary and collapse of the health care system. If people protest, it means they have a serious reason for that,” Yuri Pereverzev said.
Posted: May 27th, 2016 under Healthcare.