Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, February 16, 2017 Under: Health
Dozens of protesting employees on Tuesday, blocked the main gate entrance of the State University Hospital of Haiti (HUEH) in downtown Port-au-Prince; the protesters who have been on strike for now two months are calling on the new President, Jovenel Moise, to instruct the Ministry of Health to approve the wages increase and improve the working conditions of the personnel of the largest public hospital in the country.
Non physicians employees at the Hospital is currently paid after tax deductions 8.000 gourdes or $150 per month according to Alisma Roseta Georges, President of the Syndicat of health workers at the General Hospital. Speaking to reporters Alisma said "if health is one of the priorities of the new president, he should at least send someone to meet with us and discuss our demand." She complained that employees are not able to afford the most basics, such as paying rent and their children's school on such a salary. Alisma said the government must adjust the wages of the health workers due the increase costs of living.
The protest was cleared out around three hours later.