On Sunday (November 29), thousands of health workers marched in Madrid to support the Spanish health system. This was reported by the CNA website.
According to health workers, the cuts left them alone to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Doctors are dissatisfied with the authorities’ actions in overcoming the crisis caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. According to activists, the government should have allocated more money for equipping hospitals and creating new places for patients.
“It is important for me that the authorities improve the work of the health care system and increase the number of specialists of the basic level by one person,” said social worker Maria Carmen García.
As Spain is one of the European countries most affected by the pandemic, some protesters waved posters with slogans like ‘Healthcare system should be protected, not sold’ and ‘Less flags, more nurses. Protesters also demanded:
to raise the salaries of basic level doctors;
to cancel plans to privatize some medical institutions.
The Spanish doctors’ march was watched by police, but did not interfere. The protest ended peacefully.