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Doctors strike in southern Portugal

Staff Writer |
Doctors in southern Portugal and the island regions are on strike. The industrial action will last for 24 hours.

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This action not only covers the Algarve and the Alentejo, but will also see doctors in the Greater Lisbon Area staying away from hospitals and health centres.

Doctors are demanding a reduction of hours spent at A&E wards from 18 to 12 hours, while reducing the maximum number of patients each doctor has to see from 1,900 to 1,500.