A large number of junior physicians have walked off the work in England in a dispute over working conditions and pay — the first such strike in 40 years.
Some 50,000 junior physicians — who represent a third of the medical work force — are on strike for 24 hours protesting government plans to shift pay and . schedules work The physicians contend while the authorities says the National Health Service wants more flexibility to provide services, patients will be placed at risk. The strike Tuesday has forced cancellation of . processes some 4,000 surgeries and outpatient Prime Minister David Cameron had begged with physicians to call the activity off.