State Employed Doctors May Not Treat Private Patients

The Constitutional Court today announced its opinion on the law regarding the Public Health Workers (Amendment) Act. President Mustafa Akıncı requested that the court give an opinion on the act which appears to be contrary to the Constitution.

The Constitutional Court came to the conclusion that the word “private” in the interpretation of the phrase “look after private patients” and the “and/or the Public Officials Law” were contrary to the Constitution.

In fact, it has been stated that doctors working in the public health service sector are not entitled to look after private patients. It was noted that these physicians can also take care of patients in state hospitals outside working hours and also receive additional allowance for this.

It is expected that the Constitutional Court will return the opinion to the assembly after the president has been notified.

Kibris News Agency

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