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  • Protesters accused government of favouring private healthcare providers
  • Regional government's public healthcare fund least: Agitators
  • Series of protests continue in Spain

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Spain health workers protest as govt 'promotes' private health care

The protest by healthcare workers came amid a series of agitations, including strike, against staff shortages in the European country

More than 30000 health workers took to streets in Madrid on Sunday protesting against the Spanish government's cut to public health care system. The protesters accused Madrid's conservative Popular Party-led government of favouring the private healthcare providers while dismantling the public health care system.

The protest by healthcare workers came amid a series of agitations, including strike, against staff shortages in the European country.

Despite Madrid being Spain's highest income per capita region, it spends the least amount per capita on primary health care argue the unions behind the protest.

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Health workers accused the government of giving 1 Euro to private healthcare providers if it spends a total 2 Euros in public healthcare.

(With inputs from AP)

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