Tunisia: Health Ministry Calls On Doctors and Dentists to Reconsider Strike Decision

Tunis/Tunisia — The Health Ministry called on doctors and dentists to reconsider their decision to observe a 3-day strike (Mary 3-5) "due to the alarming health situation in the country" and to continue negotiation meetings so as to reach an agreement."

All health professionals are called to continue working at the vaccination centres and to "fulfill their noble mission to guarantee the Tunisian people's right to vaccination against this dangerous virus," the press release reads.

The ministry further recalled that continuing the vaccination drive at the specialised centres during the next 3 days will help vaccinate over 40 thousand people registered on the evax.t platform, and avoid all disruption at the level of the vaccination operation that could affect the progress of the vaccination drive.

It also urged the Union of Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists to carry on negotiations on the sector's demands and called on "their patriotism and understanding of the serious pandemic crisis that the country is going through, as they are the most aware of its seriousness and danger," the press release added.

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