Belgium: Medical workers demand more funding at protest outside Health Ministry in Brussels

Medical staff gathered outside the Ministry of Health in Brussels on Sunday, to stage a protest against the lack of funding in the country's health system. Nurses and medics voiced their frustration at the lack of resources and the risks faced during the coronavirus pandemic, blaming the government for its austerity policies implemented at the expense of the health system. «Our health minister left us in a state of complete unpreparedness to face any sanitary crisis,» said a worker, who accused the authorities for failing to consult with experts. Another said that years of neglect and underfunding resulted in lower quality treatment for patients. Similar actions took place in other cities such as Lieges and Charleroi.

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