Sierra Leone Doctors Down Tools Over Colleague's Assault

Medical doctors have reportedly started an indefinite strike following the assault of their colleague, allegedly by a government minister. The association representing junior doctors is calling for the resignation of the Deputy Minister of Health and the Chief Medical Officer, among others, who were involved in the assault on Dr. Catherine Jackson-Cole. According to reports, the officials tried to stop the doctor from filming striking cleaning staff at the country's largest referral hospital, Connaught. The workers have been on strike for over a week, over salaries that have been unpaid for almost a year. The hospital has been described as a dumpsite.

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