The lack of professionals, especially in family medicine and pediatrics, means that many health centers in Navarra have periods in which there is a shortage of doctors, as is the case in Altasu, although according to the general director of health, carlos artundoto this newspaper In this month of January, a new doctor will be included in that health sector.,
Due to the shortage of doctors, the condition of many health centers is critical.A problem that has been going on for many years and that is not going to be solved in the short term”, pointed out Artundo, who stressed that primary care “has a weak starting position, so any setback can destroy the center of health”. gives” .
In the case of the health sector of Altsasu, Olazti and Ziordia, on 4 January, 200 gathered to denounce the shortage of medical personnel. As he reported, with six positions in family medicine and one and a half in pediatrics, they only had “2-3 positions for general practitioners and one pediatrician.” However, the director general of health has reported that a new doctor will be joining the Altsasu health sector this January “on a permanent basis”, “We are providing a solution within our possibilities,” he said.
But Altsasu is not an isolated case, the same problem has been experienced in other cities such as Artjona, Karkar or Bortzirik. As Artundo said, this is a question that comes from years ago and no solution has been given and that is New inductions do not replace retirement of doctors, “In this legislature we have increased MIR posts in Navarra from 20 to 40. But this is something that will bear fruit in a few years, there will be no short-term solution to this problem,” he ruled.