Doctors line up another protest

During a protest at the Cabinet of Ministers building on May 31, the Association of Latvian General Practitioners will demand the government to promptly take action and solve a number of problems - if the government does not, the association will consider demanding resignation of Health Minister Guntis Belevics (Greens/Farmers), as the association's head Sarmite Veide told the LETA news service.

Veide said that the General Practitioners Association would give the government time to solve problems identified by the association, and only then call for Belevics' resignation.

The association has had several meetings with Belevics, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) and advisors to President Raimonds Vejonis, but so far there have only been promises and no action. "We are interested in today - what they will do now," stressed Veide.

According to Veide, members of the association from different regions of Latvia will participate in the May 31 rally, but she could not give the exact number of protesters.

"We want the government, Saeima, and the general public to hear about problems in healthcare, and call for action to solve the problems," explained Veide, adding that her association would demand equal access to healthcare for everyone, and equal remuneration for general practitioners.

 

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