Doctors protest bill mandating 26-hour shifts

24.07.2012                      05.Aw. 5772

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Doctors protest bill mandating 26-hour shifts

Interns argue that requiring them to do shifts of 26 straight hours is illegal under provisions of the Hours of Work and Rest Law.

Is the government trying to use legislation to thwart a court petition launched by medical residents against being forced to work 26-hour shifts? That's what the interns claim after the State Prosecutor's Office suddenly asked the court to postpone further hearings into the case "until the legislative process is completed"….