• Short Summary

    The National Association of Doctors and Internists, made up mostly of youngsters just out of med school and doctors have just completed their internship, has long been dissatisfied with the way the government treats them.

  • Description

    The National Association of Doctors and Internists, made up mostly of youngsters just out of med school and doctors have just completed their internship, has long been dissatisfied with the way the government treats them. Most of them work in government hospitals. They claim they have shoddy quarters and worn-out uniforms, bad food, plus abominable wages ranging from $20 to $120 per month. Unschooled workers here make at least $40 a month. They had been negotiating for a better deal for years, with the campaign really getting intense in the past few weeks. Finally, when the government stood pat, they announced a general strike, which affected 110 hospitals throughout the nation and about 4,000 of the members. The government gave them a deadline for returning to work and today they declined to return, so their jobs were cancelled. Immediately, older doctors, both those working fulltime for the government (practically every hospital in Mexico is government-run) and those who donated part of their time to hospital work, announced they would resign, which about 5,000 of them did. The second part of the film shows a meeting called by all of the nation's medical associations forming a new Medical Alliance to really put the screws on the government to make things right for the youngsters. At this stage, the government is fretting quietly. No announcement or capitulation as yet.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1GKWGGURWAPS136QTJKU0L151
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GKWGGURWAPS136QTJKU0L151
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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