Following widespread protests during the past year by nurses across Iran, the Health Ministry has disqualified many of the candidates from the nurse administration elections.
“A current in the Health Ministry is seeking to eliminate its critics,” said the Secretary-General of the House of Nurses. “Despite such conditions the House of Nurses has no confidence in the transparency of the elections.”
During the past year nurses have protested the increasing rift between the wages earned by doctors and nurses and the fact that a law passed on the imposition of tariffs for nursing services has never been implemented. (State-run ILNA news agency – June 6, 2015)