Estonian doctors continue their strike for the second week. Since October 8th, doctors from Northeastern Estonia have joined a nationwide strike until an agreement is reached on the major points - salary and workload.
Hospitals in Pärnu, Kuressaare, Viljandi and Narva joined the action. There, as in Tallinn and Tartu, scheduled outpatient appointments will not take place.
In addition, scheduled appointments in inpatient care will also be suspended. At Tallinn's hospitals, the strike affects inpatient care. In Tartu, most surgical specialties are affected, and scheduled surgeries will also be canceled.
The Hospitals Association has proposed a 6.6 percent raise for its employees, but that is contingent on whether the Health Insurance Fund agrees to make changes in its prices for service.