Healthcare workers in Sulaymaniyah go on strike

SULAYMANIYAH, August 1 — Healthcare workers in Sulaymaniyah went on strike Tuesday, demanding salaries from the government, which is two months behind on payment.

The boycott affects hospitals and other healthcare facilities in Sulaymaniyah, Halabja, Raparin, and Garmiyan districts.

A representative for the protesting workers told the media that 600 doctors have joined the strike. He said that workers are demanding that the government pay their salaries, which have not been distributed for June and July.

As a result of the strike, some hospitals have closed their doors, while others are operating with limited staff.

The government has not yet commented on the strike. However, workers have said that they will continue the strike until their demands are met.

The strike is the latest in a series of protests by healthcare workers in Iraq. In recent months, doctors and nurses have gone on strike in several cities, demanding better pay and working conditions.

The protests highlight the challenges facing the Iraqi healthcare system. The country is facing a severe financial crisis, and the government has been unable to pay its employees on time. This has led to widespread protests by public sector workers.

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