Friday, June 2, 2023

Sagardui dismisses Osakidetja’s “disruption” and expects the strike will not have much effect

The health minister has acknowledged that there are “areas of improvement”, but that “they can only” be addressed through dialogue.

The Basque government’s health minister, Gotzon Sagardui, has denied that a “disintegration” of the Basque health service is taking place and highlighted that it is taking place in the midst of a two-day strike campaign called by unions. Municipal and ceremonial elections in the Basque Autonomous Community. Furthermore, he expects the strike to have “the least possible impact” in Osakidtza and has acknowledged that there are “areas of improvement”, but that “they can only be addressed through dialogue”.

ELA, Satse, Lab, SME, CC. Ugh And the UGT has launched a two-day strike this Thursday and called for demonstrations in the three capitals of the CAV, concentrated in primary care centres.

In an interview with Onda Vaska, Sagradui once again denied that Osakidtza had “disbanded” and asked the unions on what basis they make this allegation.

As he pointed out, the Basque health service has “four pillars of development and integration”. For personnel, he mentioned the OPE, to ensure that there are currently 11,000 posts out of the total 32,200 structure posts “which are definitely in the process of being covered.” In this line, they recalled that the provisional results to be known before the OPE 2018-2019 OPE 2020-21-22 Exams are pending.

In the budget, as he explained, it is increasing by about 6%, because it is a “priority commitment” of the Basque government. “We are the community that spends the most money on health for each citizen. We are over 2,100 euros now,” he said.

Test and data

In terms of research and innovation, the minister informed that 3,000 people are participating in more than 1,500 research projects. “What is the origin of talk about the fragmentation of Osakidotza?”; has said to ensure that “here is the evidence, there is the data”, that this is not the case.

Shortage of doctors

Sagardui has acknowledged the shortage of doctors especially in primary care. “It is a fact that this does not happen only at the CAV level, it also happens at the state level and at the European level. We have proposed to the ministry to try to rectify this situation in our internal organisations. , unless it can fill this deficit of existing professionals, because they are measures that require time to have their results”, he said.

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