WASSIT/ Aswat al-Iraq: Southern Iraq's Wassit Doctors Syndicate has decidedon Friday to close all the private clinics and cease work in them tillfurther
notice, in protest to tribal threats against the doctors, according to a Syndicate source on Saturday.
"OurSyndicate has decided to cease work in all private clinics and closetheir doors in the face of patients, with effect from Friday and tillfurther notice,
in protest to violations against doctors in hospitals by citizens andthe unleashing of tribal threats against them," the source told Aswatal-Iraq news agency.
Hesaid that "the last period had witnessed violations against a largenumber of doctors during their work, that had reached threats to suethem in courts
and expose them for tribal threats, along with attacking them in the presence of ordinary people."
Kut, the center of Wassit Province, is 180 km to the southeast of Baghdad.