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Spain: 'We defend your health' - Health workers marched for better conditions in Madrid03:15

Spain: 'We defend your health' - Health workers marched for better conditions in Madrid

Spain, Madrid
January 18, 2023 at 18:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

On Sunday, thousands of health workers marched through the streets of Madrid accusing the regional government of destroying the healthcare system.

The protesters were seen lying on the ground, like dead bodies, while a demonstrator disguised as death pointed at them. Others, were seen carrying different banners reading, "For a good quality primary attention" and "Ayuso, abuse!" as they marched through the Spanish capital.

"We ask for quality care for people. We know our patients and we want to treat them well, but we don't have time and there are not enough staff," a protester said. "Funding is needed in primary health care to fix the situation and manage it well," she added.

"It is an exhausting and disappointing situation. We feel neglected. We ask for very sensible things that the primary health care of Madrid needs. And they don't even sit and listen," added a second.

According to local media, as many as 30,000 demonstrators attended the event.

Spain: 'We defend your health' - Health workers marched for better conditions in Madrid03:15
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On Sunday, thousands of health workers marched through the streets of Madrid accusing the regional government of destroying the healthcare system.

The protesters were seen lying on the ground, like dead bodies, while a demonstrator disguised as death pointed at them. Others, were seen carrying different banners reading, "For a good quality primary attention" and "Ayuso, abuse!" as they marched through the Spanish capital.

"We ask for quality care for people. We know our patients and we want to treat them well, but we don't have time and there are not enough staff," a protester said. "Funding is needed in primary health care to fix the situation and manage it well," she added.

"It is an exhausting and disappointing situation. We feel neglected. We ask for very sensible things that the primary health care of Madrid needs. And they don't even sit and listen," added a second.

According to local media, as many as 30,000 demonstrators attended the event.