Politics & Policy|Society
Alexandra Bartoňová|30.12.2010

Health minister: Doctors’ demands a ‘pipedream’

If the government agrees to raise doctors’ wages to the levels they are demanding, it would cost the state an extra Kč 5 billion a year, Minister of Health Leoš Heger (Public Affairs, VV) told Czech Position. A major salary hike for doctors would spark similar demands from nurses and other hospital staff, which would cost a further Kč 5 billion annually, he says.