Boycott of medical students, Berisha: I stand in solidarity! The solution is not the contract, the solution is to raise wages
Medical students have started this academic year with protests that came after the government's decision that forces them to work for 5 years in the country, and then get their diploma.
The head of the Democratic Party, Sali Berisha, reacted to this, and in a statement from the blue headquarters, he expressed his solidarity with the medical students since this decision is the destruction of the health system.
" The country's universities are opened today under conditions where their autonomy has been completely destroyed.
When the government has established complete control through corrupt boards over universities and their autonomy.
Another ugly, totalitarian act, unparalleled in Europe, is the imposition of obligations on medical students to sign the return of expenses if, after graduation, they do not agree to work in their country.
This is a totalitarian act, an act that does not exist in any other country.
This is a devastating act for the health system in Albania.
This act has caused hundreds and hundreds of students, excellent among others, to turn to European universities for graduation in the field of medicine.
Hundreds and hundreds of others have turned to private universities. De facto is the destruction of the Faculty of Medicine and the health system in the future.
Today, medical students boycotted classes. My solidarity is complete with them.
I call on doctors and nurses across the country to stand in solidarity with the students. Let them not forget that today it is them, but tomorrow they must be replaced by those who are fleeing.
Tomorrow, therefore, our hospitals will remain empty. Tomorrow healthcare will suffer much more than today. That forcing students to sign a contract is a typical totalitarian dictatorial act.
I call on university students to stand in solidarity with medical students, not to accept this absurd decision that aims to control their dream and will.
The solution is not the contract, the solution is to raise wages. The increase and only the increase in wages!
If the government would cut the terrible expenses of Edi Rama and other governors, they would be enough to double or triple the salaries of doctors.
Doctors should be paid to provide the right services and stay," said Berisha.