• Short Summary

    NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE COUNTRY'S DOCTORS, WHO HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE FOR MORE THAN A WEEK, WERE UNEXPECTEDLY RESUMED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

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    GV EXT..PALACE DE JUSTICE
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    2.
    SV DOCTORS GEENS AND ROBBRECHT IN DOORWAY WITH GENDARMES
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    3.
    MV DOCTOR ROBBRECHT, WIFE AND DAUGHTER
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    4.
    SV TRIBUNAL, ADVOCATES ETC.
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    5.
    MCU TWO DOCTORS RELEASED
    0.53

    6.
    MCU DR. ROBBRECHT TALKING TO WIFE
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    Initials DR/V/BHH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE BELGIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE COUNTRY'S DOCTORS, WHO HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE FOR MORE THAN A WEEK, WERE UNEXPECTEDLY RESUMED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). THE DOCTORS ARE ON STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW NATIONAL WEALTH SERVICE LAW.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY, A COURT IN TURNHOUT, IN NORTH BELGIUM, ORDERED THE RELEASE OF TWO DOCTORS WHO HAD BEEN ARRESTED ON MONDAY. MEDICAL UNIONS HAD THREATENED "DRASTIC MEASURES" IF THE TWO MEN HAD BEEN KEPT IN GOAL.

    THE TWO PHYSICIANS, EMMANUEL-ACHILLE ROBBRECHT (56) AND JOSIS GEENS (32) WERE ARRESTED AFTER THE DEATH OF AN 18-MONTH-OLD BABY IN A HERENTALS CLINIC, NEAR TURNHOUT. THEY HAD BEEN ACCUSED OF FAILING TO ASSISTS A PERSON IN DANGER OF DEATH. THE COURT AT TURNHOUT CANCELLED THE WARRANTS FOR THEIR ARREST, BUT A JUDICIAL INQUIRY INTO THE CASE CONTINUES.

    THE DOCTORS BEGAN THEIR STRIKE LAST WEEK AFTER THE BREAKDOWN OF COMPROMISE TALKS ON THE NEW HEALTH LAW. THEY CLAIM THE LAW CURTAILS THEIR FREEDOM, ABOLISHES PROFESSIONAL SECRECY, IMPEDES HIGH STANDARDS OF TREATMENT, AND CONSIDERABLY REDUCES THEIR INCOMES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADCT9RZEB4NV1JD4XXS1EBXQXY
    Media URN:
    VLVADCT9RZEB4NV1JD4XXS1EBXQXY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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