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Awful doctor’s strike postponed…for now

The Conciliatory Board has decided to postpone the doctor’s strike, which was originally announced from today at 8.00, reported Faroese news media outlets last night.

The strike has been postponed for a week, but the The General Practitioners’ Association is not satisfied with this course of action.

The GP Association has thus decided to go to the Permanent Arbitration Court and try the decision.

Marjus Dam, the chairman of the GPs’ Association, stated that the Association does not recognize that the the official conciliatior has the necessary powers to influence their area of agreement

The General Practitioners’ Association announced in February that it had terminated its contract with the Public Health Insurance (Heilsutrygd) and the Ministry of Health and the Interior.

Marjus Dam, the chairman of the GPs’ Association, said at the time that the contract was more than 12 months old and was in dire need of renewal so that medical treatment could keep up with current requirements.

On 18 April, Mr Dam advised the public to prepare for a possible strike and stock up on their prescription medication in case the dispute resulted in a doctors’ strike.

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