Doctors in Canada are protesting against something that rest of the world will have difficulty believing. They are demanding a decrease in their salaries! More than 500 doctors in Canada's Quebec have been protesting against pay hike. Médecins Québécois Pour le Régime Public (MQRP) which represents Quebec doctors and advocates for public health started an online petition citing that they get paid enough. And as of Wednesday, 700 physicians and medical students from Canadian province signed the online petition asking their pay raises to be cancelled.
The MQRP petition in French reads, "We, Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations."
The petition further rads, "These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks, 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 centralization of power in the Ministry of Health. The only thing that seems to be immune to the cuts is our remuneration."
Doctors who are in favour of the petitions say that they don't want the hundreds of millions in raises which they got after negotiations with the provincial government last month. Instead, the doctors want the money to redistributed to fund more nurses and other healthcare professionals. This can, in turn, help make medical care more affordable for patients.
It also says, "We, Quebec doctors, are asking that the salary increases granted to physicians be cancelled 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."
Source : https://www.latestly.com/…/canadian-doctors-are-protesting-…