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Hundreds of Czech unionists protest health reform

Hundreds of Czech unionists protest health reform

Hundreds of labor unions members are rallying in Prague to protest the government's overhaul of the country's health care system.
The unionists say the proposed changes will harm the majority of Czechs, including elderly and disabled people.
They have attacked a plan to increase a daily fee charged to people who are hospitalized and to require patients to pay for many drugs they are given.
"Its a business with health which we reject," Jaroslav Zavadil, head of the biggest umbrella unions organization, told the crowd that gathered Tuesday in front of the Health Ministry before marching through the capital.
The unions are threatening to stage further protests. Transport unions halted trains across the country in June to express their opposition.


Updated : 2021-06-24 10:04 GMT+08:00