Minister promises higher pays to young doctors

13-03-2010

The Czech health minister, Dana Jurásková, promised young doctors higher salaries at a meeting in Prague on Saturday. Ms Jurásková, met with around 300 doctors, faculty staff and other experts, who complained that after graduating from medical schools, while preparing for professional exams, they only receive part time contracts. They said however that because of staff shortages, they often put in regular hours, for which receive no salary. Minister Jurásková said she would change the respective legislation to prevent such practices in the future.