Australian Doctors Condemn Federal Takeover of Hospitals

13 October 2009 (Last Updated October 13th, 2009 18:30)

Doctors in the Australian state of Tasmania have condemned government plans to bring hospitals under federal control. The Australian Medical Association said that the government will not be able to manage hospitals efficiently and will overlook local issues, abc.net.au reports.

Doctors in the Australian state of Tasmania have condemned government plans to bring hospitals under federal control.

The Australian Medical Association said that the government will not be able to manage hospitals efficiently and will overlook local issues, abc.net.au reports.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been collecting feedback from medical staff about the government's plan to reform the country's health system, the news agency reports.