Six days after hundreds of professionals in the Health of Mendoza started the strike in demand for improvements in working conditions, everything indicates that the conflict will last until the doctors obtain an answer to their request so that the services in the teams and other services are invoiced in white and not on presentation of a invoice. They also requested the transfer to the plant of doctors, technicians and specialists from different fields who, after many years, failed to be transferred to the permanent plant.
The decision to proceed with the forceful measure was taken after a long day in which progress was expected in negotiations between the parties. A total of 700 professionals from Health represented in the Ampros union, have carried out the request and are ready not to back down until the government of Rodolfo Suárez publishes a list with the names and surnames of the doctors and specialists whose situation, according to them, must be regularized.
A few minutes ago, the entity that brings together the sector of Health in the province, issued a statement ratifying the strike. “After the meeting held between the representatives of the union with Governor Rodolfo Suárez and Minister Ana María Nadal and after the subsequent meeting of the union entity with the joint members of the executive, the commitment to comply with the laws in force on the passes was reaffirmed the utmost dedication and permanent staff of all health care professionals in the province who offer their services in black, ”the letter read.
In the morning, the Minister of the Government, Víctor Ibáñez had raised the subject, specifying that the parties (government and union) are within the framework of a negotiation in which they are working and that the Health in the province is guaranteed. While Claudia Iturbe, general secretary of the entity, explained that the strike professionals who realize the claim will sue. “The joint members of the government have asked for time to assess the costs. We hope this will be the case so that professionals get the recognition they deserve and that the population has guaranteed health coverage before the end of the week”, confirmed Iturbe, specifying that the request still in force includes a requirement that “before the weekend the Government makes a proposal with surnames, first names and closing dates for the granting of the greatest dedication and goes to the factory”.
Among the topics that were also part of the dialogues between the parties were also “passive care, critical human resource and changes in the regime of nursing graduates given their seniority”, as appears from the press release published by the guild.
Patients, awaiting resolution
The truth is that the complexity of the situation of Health in Mendoza, it also crosses thousands of patients who are currently waiting for the problem to be solved so that the care service has greater agility. Over the past few days, postcards have reported on the discomfort of hundreds of Mendocinos who are waiting to be seen by a doctor or who have not been able to carry out the studies and analyzes necessary to move forward with a diagnosis and treatment. for different conditions.
The situation has worsened further due to the epidemic of respiratory diseases which, these days, has greatly exceeded the response capacity of the health system. Health. The Humberto Notti and Central hospitals (the two pillars of care in which it refers to pediatric and adult care respectively) are among the effectors in which the inconveniences when receiving on-call care and in specific areas are felt with greater of intensity. There were also surgeries that were scheduled and had to be put on hold until further notice.
In the list of workers of the Health leading the strike include pediatricians on call, clinic, neonatology, neurosurgery, pharmacy and laboratory, among others. It should be said that last Friday, the government’s proposal to improve the income of health workers who charge through bills for services provided for 24 hours on call or by working overtime in different critical areas, did not not convinced the sector. , who has made a request for deeper improvements in his working conditions.