Hundreds of Croatian doctors, nurses on strike

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of doctors and nurses throughout Croatia have gone on strike demanding more money for working extra shifts, overtime and standby.

Wednesday’s strike came after the government rejected demands made by union in negotiations. Organizers say that the strike does not include primary health care and emergency services.

Croatian state television says that up to 80 percent of doctors and nurses have joined the strike in some hospitals, and that far fewer patients than usual have showed up to seek medical care. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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