Doctors and nurses to strike on Wednesday over healthcare staff transfers

Public hospitals, health centers and the ambulance service will operate with skeleton staff on Wednesday due to a strike by employees.

Doctors and nurses have called the action to protest the government’s plans to place 2,500 healthcare staff in a mobility scheme which will lead to them being transferred or dismissed.

The healthcare workers are also protesting plans to merge hospitals and departments.

The doctors and nursing staff warn that the changes will be disastrous for the national health system.