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Thousands of Doctors Vowing to Quit Shakes Slovak Health Care

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About a quarter of doctors working at Slovak hospitals threatened to resign if their demands for higher wages and more funding aren’t met, posing a risk to the European Union member state’s health-care system. 

More than 2,000 doctors have submitted resignation letters that will start taking effect from Dec. 1 if they don’t strike a deal with the government. While the ruling coalition pushed a wage increase of as much as 46% for some doctors through parliament on Wednesday, that meets only one of eight proposals.