Yesterday, health workers in Peru began a strike to demand the government to address a series of complaints, including the increase in wages and the budget of the sector.
“Since 2013 the unions have rejected the reform of Decree 120, which only seeks the privatization of health”, said Wilder Farfán Tarque, president of the Peruvian National Wrestling Committee. To Telesur.
According to him, the administrative, auxiliary and technical health professionals haven’t received in five years an increase of more than 5 percent, salary adjustments, or payment for when they’ve been on call.
The pressure measures include the suspension of control appointments and new medical admissions, leaving medical emergencies in the entire Peruvian territory as the only priority of assistance, informed Telesur yesterday on their webpage.
For its part, the Ministry of Health of Peru categorized as unfair this call for a strike. “We urge the servants of the health sector to comply responsibly with their normal working schedule for the welfare of the population”, said an official statement of the ministry, according to Telesur.