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Health minister to meet with doctors’ reps for official talks on protest…

Health Minister Leoš Heger is to meet with officials from the union of doctors and the Czech Medical Chamber on Thursday for the first official talks regarding a mass resignation of doctors. Mr Heger has said he will ask the prime minister to give protesting doctors a guarantee of higher wages once the health care system is reformed and has offered to resign if that will resolve the situation. He also hopes an anticorruption plan to be presented on Thursday will eventually yield more money for the system. Some 3800 hospital doctors have resigned en mass to protest salary conditions that are significantly below Western European standards.