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Costa Rican doctors end strike against state health service. Work begins again immediately in all government hospitals

Monday, December 5, 2011

Following three day's of negotiations Costa Rica's striking doctors and the state health service, the Caja Costarricense, came to an agreement, ending the 14-day strike by anesthesiologists and joined by fellow doctors on Tuesday in a general strike.

The Caja and the doctors’ union announced that they had worked out all their differences and that doctors would be resuming services immediately.

Almost 3,000 surgeries were put on hold with the strike by anesthesiologists and more than 20,000 appointments suspended with the joining of the strike by all doctors on Tuesday.

Original source: Inside Costa Rica