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Czechs to send 30 doctors to Slovakia
PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech government has agreed to deploy 30 army doctors in Slovak hospitals after more than a thousand local doctors resigned over low pay.
The Slovak government has asked neighboring countries to send help after 1,200 doctors of some 7,000 in state-run hospitals left their jobs Thursday.
The Health Ministry also said other neighbors, including Austria, Hungary and Poland have offered to treat Slovak patients in their hospitals located near the border, if necessary.
Originally, more than 2,000 doctors threatened to leave but some of them accepted an offer for a euro300 ($405) pay increase and withdrew resignations.
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