Peruvian doctors begin an indefinite strike on Wednesday to demand better working conditions from the Government of President Francisco Sagasti, according to Telesur.
The Peruvian Medical Federation (FMP) confirmed on Tuesday the beginning of the pressure measure after several rounds of negotiations without results with the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
The president of the FMP, Godofredo Talavera, declared to a local radio station that “we have agreed to continue with the measure of the beginning of the indefinite national strike in view of the fact that we do not have vaccines (against covid-19), there is no probable date so far when they will arrive ”.
"The budget (for the Health sector) has not been increased, and this means that there are no ventilators in many regions and here in Lima there are no molecular tests," said Talavera.
Health professionals affirmed that under these conditions it is extremely difficult to serve citizens, however, they stressed that during the strike they will continue to provide assistance to patients infected with covid-19.
Among the requests of the doctors, is the resignation of the Minister of Health, Pilar Mazzetti due to the lack of dialogue.
Talavera denounced that the Government has not improved salaries and has not paid all the bonuses agreed for doctors who treat the coronavirus pandemic on the front line, something that had been promised since October 2020.
To date, the South American country has 1.021.058 cases of covid-19 and 37.873 deaths.