Healthcare professionals across Turkey, represented by the Turkish Medical Association(TTB) are on a one-day strike today.
Doctors say that they are calling on the government for new regulations since they are suffering from the worsening economy and the dysfunction of the national health care system in Turkey.
TTB made a statement saying “We are on a one-day strike on February 8 against the withdrawal of the draft law regulating economic and personal benefits of physicians. ”
Medical workers are also complaining of an increase in physical violence towards them.
Doctors in the country are leaving their posts in huge numbers and increasingly looking for working opportunities abroad due to worsening social and economic conditions.