Both Prime Minister Edi Rama and opposition leader Lulzim Basha have promised salary increases for doctors,one of the groups leaving Albania for better conditions and higher salaries elsewhere.
On 7 September, during a meeting with teachers, Rama promised salary increases for teachers and doctors:
“We will make a new salary increase for teachers, as well as for doctors, and this will be done very soon, I believe with the new budget.”
On Tuesday, 9 September, Basha, in a denunciation of the Rama government’s failure to support doctors, promised a salary increase of up to EUR 1,200 for doctors.
Basha promised salary increases for nurses as well:
“We will increase doctors’ salaries up to 1,200 euros and 700 euros for nurses.”
The Albanian general election is scheduled for 25 April 2021.