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The two-day strike of the Dominican doctors for the salary increase concludes

Dominican doctors today conclude a new two-day strike, after four strikes in October, to demand that the government fulfill an agreement that provides for a salary increase.

Santo Domingo, Nov 3 (EFE) .- Dominican doctors today conclude a two-day strike, after four strikes in October, to demand the Government to fulfill an agreement that has a wage increase.

The strike was called by the Dominican Medical Association (CMD), which said that it has been backed by one hundred percent of the doctors, who have only received emergencies or patients in critical condition.

The CMD has been denouncing for weeks the non-compliance, by the Ministry of Health, of the agreement signed between the parties in November 2016 after months of strikes and negotiations.

This included a salary increase of 25% for professionals in the sector and access to pensions for 1,800 people, to be held in two sections, among other improvements.

The medical guild ensures that the authorities have not complied with part of the agreement and that many professionals have not received the increase.

The Ministry of Health assures that it has complied and the owner of said portfolio, Altagracia Guzmán Marcelino, affirms to be open to dialogue, but without pressure and whenever it occurs once celebrate the presidential elections of the CMD, scheduled for November 8.

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