Doctors, residents launch hunger strike

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September 4, 2011 20:15

 
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After they were forbidden Sunday morning to tender their resigation letters, some interns and residents at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer entered a hunger strike in protest of the agreement between the Israel Medical Association and the Finance Ministry, Army Radio reported.

"We have done everything we could to alter the agreement," explained the protest organizer, Dr. Eldar Carmel. "After they informed us that our resignation letters were illegal, this is what we were left with," he said, according to the report.

In the words of the hunger striking doctors, they have decided to refrain from food until the agreement, signed by the Finance Ministry and the Israel Medical Association, is reopened for discussion and addition, the report said.

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