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Cabinet okays changes amid rural medic protest

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The cabinet has approved in principle a 3-billion baht performance-based payment scheme despite rural doctors staging a protest rally yesterday. 

Almost 1,000 doctors and dentists from across the country gathered at Government House to protest against a new public health policy to cut their hardship allowance and base payments on performance.

The protesters demanded the policy, proposed by the National Health Security Office (NHSO), be revoked and Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong and permanent secretary for public health Narong Sahamethanpat step down.

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