(MENAFN) Algerian Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Mokhtar Hasbellaoui said the government will not waive the compulsory civil service for doctors in any circumstances.
The minister made the remarks during parliamentary discussions of the doctors' strike which entered its seventh month.
Hasbellaoui said though no doctor would be exempt; the government will work to provide the necessary conditions to make the civil service more flexible.
Medical doctors in Algeria have to serve for at least three years after graduating usually in the desert and remote areas under poor conditions.
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