Canadian doctors are protesting because they are being paid too much.

There are people on our planet who appreciate what they have and do not want more money, you read that right.

The following article shows us another world, existing in welfare states, that puts the public interest before the private interest. We do not often see this world around us or even imagine it many times.

We translate freely from the following link, the emphasis is ours.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/canadian-doctor-protest-their-own-pay-raises.html

“More than 500 Canadian doctors are protesting, saying they are being paid too much (yes, too much)”

“In Canada, more than 500 doctors and residents, as well as more than 150 medical students, have signed a public letter protesting the increase in their salaries.

“We, the Quebec doctors who believe in a strong public system, oppose the recent salary increases negotiated by our medical federations,” the letter said.

The team says they are offended that they will receive increases when nurses and patients struggle.

“These increases are more and more shocking because our nurses, staff and other professionals are facing very difficult working conditions, while our patients are living with a lack of access to the required services due to drastic cuts in recent years and the concentration of power. to the Ministry of Health “, writes the letter that was published on February 25.

“The only thing that seems to be immune to the cuts is our pay,” the letter said.

Canada has a public health system that provides “universal coverage for medically necessary health care services provided out of necessity rather than affordability,” according to the government website.

The 213 GPs, 184 GPs, 149 GPs and 162 GPs want the money used for their increases to be returned to the system.

“We believe that there is a way to redistribute the resources of the Quebec health system to promote the health of the population and meet the needs of patients without pushing employees in the end,” the letter said.

“We, the doctors of Quebec, are calling for the cancellations of the salaries of doctors to be canceled and for the resources of the system to be better distributed for the benefit of healthcare workers and for health services to be provided to the people of Quebec.”

The doctor in Canada is paid an average of $ 260,924 (C $ 339,000) for clinical services by the government Department of Health, according to a report by the Canadian Institute of Health published in September 2017. On average, a family doctor pays $ 21. (C $ 275,000) for clinical services and a specialist surgeon is paid $ 354,915 (C $ 461,000), according to the same report.

This is the total gross fee, however, and does not take into account the overhead that each doctor pays to operate, as the Canadian Institute of Health Information is careful to point out to CNBC Make It.

In May 2016, a doctor publicly broke the cost of practicing his family practice and although he brought in $ 231,033 (C $ 300,000), he was left with $ 136,906 (C $ 177,876) after deducting his business expenses – he went out.

The cost of medical school in Canada is subsidized by provincial governments, according to the Canadian Medical School Association. The cost varies depending on whether the student is a Canadian citizen, a resident or a foreign student and the school in question. For Canadian citizens or residents, tuition for the first year of medical school ranges from $ 2567 (C $ 3,334) to $ 20,064 (C $ 26,056), according to the Canadian Medical Association website.

In the same group, Médecins Québécois pour le Régime Public (MQRP), which published the aforementioned public letter, also published a letter on February 17, opposing $ 500 million salary increases for qualified physicians. The group is called “obscene” wage increases.

And on February 1, the MQRP published a letter denouncing the working conditions of the nurses. “Nurses are exhausted from a heavy workload and argue that chronic staff shortages and fatigue caused by repetitive overtime, sometimes mandatory due to lack of team replacement, have an impact on safety.”

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