Students and graduates of laboratory sciences in Tehran staged a protest on Thursday, April 19, 2018, outside Tehran’s Medical Organization. The majority of protesters were women.
They protested against integration of unrelated fields with laboratory sciences, elimination of PhD degree education, failure to issue license of medical organization, and low wages for heavy work.
A member of the Laboratory Sciences Society said, “Those who work in the field of Laboratory Sciences receive meager wages for a difficult and heavy work. At the same time, integration of unrelated fields has jeopardized their employment and job market in this field. A large number of students and those employed in this field are dissatisfied.”