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27 Sep 2018 | 02:18 PM UTC

Bolivia: Medical professionals strike September 27

Bolivia News Alert

Bolivian Medical Association hold 24-hour strike on September 27; emergency services remain available

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/30/2018, 11:59 PM (America/La_Paz). COUNTRY/REGION Bolivia, La Paz, El Alto

Event

The Bolivian Medical Association along with other medical groups in La Paz and El Alto will hold a 24-hour strike on Thursday, September 27, to demand justice for a doctor who was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for the death of a child in 2014. Emergency services will be available during the strike; however, disruptions to non-emergency medical and pharmaceutical services are expected. Related protests are possible, especially in La Paz, in the coming hours and days. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near any demonstration site.  

Advice

Individuals present in Bolivia, especially in the abovementioned cities, are advised to avoid all demonstrations due to the risk of violence, confirm medical appointments, and anticipate longer waiting times in medical facilities.

 

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