Doctors In Canada Protest Against ‘Increase in Salaries’


This is strange, but true!
Doctors in the North American country are indeed kicking against a raise in the take home and have gathered over 700 signatures from within their circle in support of their protest.
These supporters comprise general practitioners, specialists, resident medical doctors, and medical students.
According to reports, the petition that was started by a group known as Médecins Québécois Pour le Régime (MQRP) representing Quebec doctors and advocates for public health.
"We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations," the letter reads.
The Standard disclosed that as part of a deal reached last month, Quebec's 10,000 medical specialists will see their annual salary rise by 1.4% each year, from CAD4.7 billion to CAD5.4 billion in 2023.
The medical practitioners are actually protesting for a very noble reason. They want the money used for their raises to be returned to the Canadian public health system.
"These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years and the centralisation of power in the Ministry of Health," the group said in the letter, CBNC reported.
In their letter, they urged the government to instead redistribute the resources used on their raises on supporting their underpaid and overworked colleagues and on patient care.
"We, Quebec doctors, are asking that the salary increases granted to physicians be canceled and that the resources of the system be better distributed for the good of the health care workers and to provide health services worthy to the people of Quebec."
A report by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) last month cited data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which revealed that specialists in Quebec make, on average, CAD403,537 (about RM1.2 million) a year.
While doctors are said to be handsomely paid in Quebec, nurses are struggling and their performances are affecting the quality of healthcare there.
Props to all doctors in Quebec for being so selfless!
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