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    MAN TALKS IN GREEK.
    72 ft


    MS POSTER SAYING 'NO TO CHEMICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL WEAPONS'.
    79 ft


    CS EINA 11 1974 - 1984, TILT DOWN, ZOOM OUT TO TWO POSTERS.
    87 ft


    TILT DOWN 'NO' POSTER.
    92 ft


    SIDE VIEW EXT BUILDING.
    98 ft


    ZOOM OUT BANNER TO GV PAVEMENT.
    104 ft


    PEOPLE TO CAMERA ALONG PAVEMENT.
    108 ft


    MS BANNER.
    115 ft


    ORDERLY FROM CAMERA PUSHING WHEEL-CHAIR ALONG PAVEMENT.
    124 ft


    VARIOUS GV's ROADS AND PEOPLE ALONGSIDE ENTRANCE TO HOSPITAL.
    146 ft


    TILT DOWN HOSPITAL TO MS THREE MEN, ZOOM IN ONE BEING INTERVIEWED.
    272 ft


    AMBULANCE FROM CAMERA ALONG ROAD.
    275 ft


    ZOOM IN RED CROSS ABOVE WINDSCREEN OF VEHICLES.
    277 ft


    SEMI SIDE VIEW BUILDING
    284 ft


    ZOOM OUT MS HOSPITAL TO LS WITH ROAD AND VEHICLES IN FOREGROUND. (3 SHOTS)
    300 ft


    MS HOSPITAL BUILDING, CROSS AND FLAG.
    303 ft


    MLS HOSPITAL, ROAD WITH TRAFFIC IN FOREGROUND.
    308 ft


    GV HOSPITALS. (3 SHOTS)
    323 ft


    TRANSCRIPT: WE, THE DOCTORS OF ATHENS, ARE ON STRIKE. THE MINISTER OF HEALTH ACCUSED US TODAY THAT WE DON'T WANT THE NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM WHICH IS NOW A LAW OF THIS COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT TRUE AND DELIBERATELY DISTORTS OUR VIEWS ON THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. OUR ASSOCIATION, EINA, IS FIGHTING FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS FOR A GENUINE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE SYSTEM BECAUSE THE PREVIOUS SYSTEM, THE SYSTEM IF THE RIGHT-WING GOVERNMENT, WAS A SYSTEM IF EXPLOITATION OF THE GREEK PATIENTS AND OF THE VAST. MAJORITY OF THE DOCTORS OF GREECE BY A HANDFUL OF TOP MEDICAL PEOPLE OF ATHENS. WHY WE'RE STRIKING NOW THE MINISTER PROPOSED A REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF SPECIALISTS FROM 2000,000(?) TO 2000. FIRSTLY, THIS WILL INCREASE THE UNEMPLOYMENT: SECONDLY THIS WILL DISORGANISE THE FUNCTION OF THE BIG HOSPITALS OF ATHENS AND THIRDLY, BECAUSE OF THIS, THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS WILL TURN TO PRIVATE PRACTICE WHICH NOW OCCUPIES OVER 50% OF THE HOSPITAL BEDS OF GREECE. THIS IS NOT A NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEM AS WE WANTED. IT IS, OF COURSE, A POSITIVE STEP FORWARD BUT, IF WE HAVE THIS REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF DOCTORS THIS WILL BE A STEP BACKWARDS. THE MINISTER CLAIMS THAT THIS REDUCTION IN ATHENS WILL BE DOUBLED BY THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DOCTORS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE. THIS IS NOT ALSO TRUE BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF DOCTORS WHICH HE PROPOSED FOR THE COUNTRYSIDE IS ALSO REDUCED. IT INCREASED ONLY THE DOCTORS IN THE MEDICAL CENTRES IN THE FUTURE, NOT IN HE HOSPITALS FROM 24,000 DOCTORS IN GREECE ONLY 4500 WILL BE ABSORBED IN THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. WE DEMAND ALSO IMPROVEMENT OF OUR FINANCIAL STATUS. NOW THE DOCTORS ARE PAID BY SALARY WHICH IS BELOW THE POVERTY LINE. OUR SALARIES ARE LESS THAN THOSE OF AN UNSKILLED WORKER. OUR BASIC SALARY IS NOW 17,000 UP TO 21,000 DRACHMAS, 4-10,000 TIMES BELOW THE SALARIES OF OUR EUROPEAN COLLEAGUES. OUR OVERTIME WHICH IS OBLIGATORY IS PAID AT 130 DRACHMAS PER HOUR, WHICH WHEN IN INDUSTRY IS 500-1000 PER HOUR. MYSELF, A SURGICAL REGISTER, 16 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION , I GET WITH OVER-TIME
    , 39,000 DRACHMAS PER MONTH. OUR STRIKE WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. OVER 99% OF THE DOCTORS OF THIS HOSPITAL ARE ON STRIKE. THIS IS AN ANSWER TO THE MINISTER OF HEALTH.





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    Film ID:
    VLVA5E5XF6I22F68OFR8SRI4P3ZTB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5E5XF6I22F68OFR8SRI4P3ZTB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:08:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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