Since the Minister council approved last Tuesday the royal decree that allows hire toilets with the corresponding degree, bachelor or diploma but without recognized specialist degreeThere are already several medical societies and unions that have taken a position against the text.
He royal decree, which enters into force this Thursday, allows the autonomous communities to hire non-EU doctors or graduates who have not obtained a place in the last MIR call, which would mean some 10,000 professionals to alleviate the burden of Public Health, as argued by the Executive.
The text also contemplates the transfer of hospital specialists to Primary Care And precisely the professionals of this service consider that the Government’s solution to strengthen the system in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic is “hasty due to a reported lack of foresight” that the group has denounced for years.
Neither replacement rates have been foreseen, nor improvements have been made in Public Health allocations and no steps have been taken to address the future epidemiological scenarios, according to him Forum of Primary Care Physicians, which also criticizes in a statement that hiring health workers without a specialist title can convey the idea that “the specialization of our doctors is a useless instrument.
Public health risk
In the opinion of the Forum, this average represents “a public health risk and guarantees of quality of care” that “puts citizens at risk” but also the professional who is exposed to “put his professional future on hold”.
For this reason, for the Forum, “not everything goes”: “Not every doctor can carry out the activity of a family doctor or Primary Care pediatrician, in the same way as not just any doctor can be hired in the hospital as a cardiologist, pulmonologist or surgeon“, apostille.
Regarding hiring non-EU members, consider that “decapitalize” of doctors to countries with a higher level of poverty, lower life expectancy and more pathology “is another red line that we should not cross.”
“And, as a professional perception, we understand that the aforementioned document supposes a response not oriented to the efficiency and quality of the system, but to the news headline,” the Forum assures.
Without consulting them
Also in a statement, the Professional Forum, made up of the General Council of Official Medical Associations (Cdcom), the General Council of Nursing (CGE), the State Confederation of Medical Unions (CESM) and the Nursing Union (Satse), shows the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa , his “great discomfort” for not having counted on them for the decree.
The General Council of Official Medical Associations (CGCOM) has also expressed its “total opposition” and regretted “once again” that the opinion of professionals has not been taken into account and they have not been informed before approving this rule.
For its part, the Central Trade Union Independent and Civil Servants (CSIF), has demanded the urgent call of the Bureau of the Field of Health for Illa to clarify the measures because “they have been approved without prior debate” and “skipping the constitutional right to collective bargaining “.
The CCOO union on Wednesday showed its opposition to the text because it considers that it will allow, among other things, precarious contracts and cheap labor and, in addition, it has not been negotiated in the Negotiation Area of the National Health System (SNS).