The proposed privatisation of six hospitals and 27 clinics in Madrid has provoked protests, sit-ins and demonstrations by doctors, many of whom have also resigned.
Doctors have now been on strike for a month, and it is estimated that around 40,000 medical tests and 6,000 operations have been carried out late as a result.
Four staff members are also on hunger strike and doctors have broken off negotiations with the authorities. Despite this, the law to privatise the hospitals is been passed on Friday 28-12-2012.
Shift movements enable the photographer to shift the location of the lens’s imaging circle relative to the digital camera sensor. This means that the lens’s center of perspective no longer corresponds the the image’s center of perspective, and produces an effect similar to only using a crop from the side of a correspondingly wider angle lens.
Tilt movements enable the photographer to tilt the plane of sharpest focus so that it no longer lies perpendicular to the lens axis. This produces a wedge-shaped depth of field whose width increases further from the camera. The tilt effect therefore does not necessarily increase depth of field—it just allows the photographer to customize its location to better suit their subject matter.
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“The central government is already cutting spending. If in addition to that they privatize, it is to try and make healthcare profitable. We are against that,” said Jose, an internal medicine specialist at a major hospital in Madrid.
The Spanish government remains adamant that austerity measures are needed to carry it through the financial crisis.