Medics Turn A Cold Shoulder Towards Belgium Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès

Belgium Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès received a silent protest from medics at a hospital in Brussels due to inefficient medical facilities.


May 18, 2020


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Belgium Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès received a rather cold shoulder from the medical staff at Saint Peter hospital in Brussels during her official visit to the hospital. A video surfaced wherein a number of the medics turned their back towards the politician as she arrived which also went viral on social media. The country has reported over 9,000 COVID-19 deaths.

A journalist also shared the video and tweeted saying, “Protest against Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes, hospital St. Pierre in Brussels.” The video portrayed the entire medical staff going on about their work while participating in a silent protest and showing their disappointment to the PM.

Apart from being upset about budget cuts and low salaries, the staff also expressed their disagreement about the government recruiting healthcare workers who are underqualified or even unqualified with the intention of providing support to nursing personnel.

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