If some think that the pressure on health workers in Catalonia will disappear with the pro-investiture agreement of Pedro Sánchez, they can abandon the idea. Quite the opposite. The most honorable president of the Generalitat, the secessionist republican Pere Aragonés, has put a new twist on this matter with the approval of a plan that will force the Catalan Health staff to attend the course worth one hundred hours as an essential requirement to do. practicing the profession in the Community. When in the Balearic Islands the new PP Government retreated, in Catalonia the monochrome Esquerra Executive pushed to expand the required level C, so that it is required for all those hired from other Autonomies (1,400 nurses in both years, for example. ), which has already created problems in some groups.
The spread of the Catalan requirement to practice was initially indicated in a decree in May 2009, which was not used due to internal opposition to its development in hospitals. But the Aragonés returned to the fight in 2022 with more energy with a hundred steps to “Catalanize” the centers. The current order aims to guarantee level C through the courses of working hours, which forms part of the global plan issued by Pere Aragonés.
In the Balearic Islands, on the contrary, clarity has returned and Catalan is no longer required to work, after Marga Prohens approved a decree eliminating the unreasonable requirement to master the Catalan language for doctors, nurses and other health professionals. The various affected sectors have expressed their support for such an initiative, since they maintain as a general criterion that “languages do not save lives,” abandoning the use of any official languages at the discretion of each professional.