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Czechs to hike healthcare salaries to stop doctors from leaving west

03/05 12:08 CET

Czechs to hike healthcare salaries to stop doctors from leaving west

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech doctors and nurses will get a 10 percent pay rise from January next year to help stop them from leaving abroad or to other professions, a trend that has created shortages in the healthcare system. The Czech Republic has a universal insurance system that provides care to all citizens. But the costs have forced providers to keep salaries low, prompting many doctors to work in neighbouring…

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