Some 2,000 Doctors Work Unpaid at Univ. Hospitals in Japan

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Tokyo, June 28 (Jiji Press)--At least some 2,000 doctors at 50 university hospitals in Japan were seeing patients without getting paid as of September last year, an education ministry survey showed Friday.

According to the survey, 27 university hospitals did not pay salaries at all or partially to a total of 751 doctors despite the lack of rational reasons.

Some hospitals had doctors examine patients in order to help them hone their skills, while others had doctors work beyond the predetermined number of workdays.

A total of 35 hospitals said they have rational reasons for not remunerating 1,440 doctors but will start paying salaries to them, the survey also showed.

A combined 2,191 doctors will thus get paid for their work.

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