Over 500 Doctors and 150 medical students in Canada have signed a public letter protesting against salary their increment by Canadian Government.
The doctors from Quebec say they are objected to the salary increases negotiated by medical federations in Canada.
The doctors advised the government through the Ministry of Health to instead channel the money towards enhancing a strong public healthcare system and remuneration of nurses and clerks.
Canada has a public health system which provides “universal coverage for medically necessary health care services provided on the basis of need, rather than the ability to pay,” the government’s website says.
“We request the government that the salary increment granted to doctor be canceled for better redistribution of resources in the system for the good of the health care workers and to provide health services worthy to the people of Quebec and the entire Canada.”, their letter says.
The doctors in Canada are paid $260,924 per year on average for the clinical services by Canadian Ministry of Health.
The protest letter was signed by 213 general practitioners, 184 specialists, 149 resident medical doctors and 162 medical students who advised that the money be channeled to other departments within the Ministry of Health.