Dominican Republic Health Workers Strike Over Sanitary Conditions In Hospital

Medical workers at a hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, went on strike Thursday after a nurse was suspected of contracting cholera, the Associated Press/Kansas City Star reports.  

“Workers are demanding better sanitary conditions at Francisco Moscoso Puello Hospital, which often lacks water, medication and a system to safely dispose of waste, said Felipe de la Rosa, general secretary for a medical workers union,” the news service writes. Health Minister Bautista Rojas called the strike an act of “incredible irresponsibility.” Union leaders said the government needs to improve the hygiene situation (Lopez, 6/9).