The Satse Nursing Union has demanded that the Minister of Health of the regional government, Santos Indurain, increase the number of physiotherapists in Navarra’s health centers, noting that “the current proportion of these professionals is absolutely insufficient to be able to participate in public health”. entire population, creating a wait of months, causing harm and degradation to the health and well-being of those affected”.
In a letter addressed to the Minister of Health, the regional secretary of SATSE, M José Algarra, has informed him of the “worrying situation in Navarre, especially in the region, with regard to the provision of physiotherapy professionals in the Navarre Health Service-Osasunbidia. Primary care Did”. “These are essential health professionals to guarantee optimal care for the whole of society and whose work is increasingly pivotal within our health system,” the union said.
Specifically, in Navarra, data handled by SATSE shows that “there is one physiotherapist in primary care for a total of 92,507 people, i.e. a ratio of 0.12% of physiotherapists per health centre, which puts Navarra in an embarrassing last position”. holds, only above the Basque Country, which has 0.09%”.
Satse warns that “the inclusion of the agreed reinforcement of 13 physiotherapists does not improve the situation and there is a clear structural shortcoming of the templates of these health professionals, which must be gradually resolved so that society as a whole can receive care”. need. our communities.”
The union stresses that “the case of health centers is particularly serious, since there are practically no physiotherapy professionals at this level of care”, demanding that “at least one physiotherapist for each health centre” a number that should be increased based on the population assigned to the health center at a rate of one more professional for every 1,000 people”.
Satse maintains that the present situation “people who require the attention of physiotherapy professionals have no option but to go to private centres, thus allocating their own financial resources to seek help”. has to be done, which must be guaranteed, and at the right time, in public health”.
In parallel, Satse said, “the lack of job opportunities in public health forces physiotherapists to work in the private sector where their working and professional conditions (working hours, salary recognition, available physical resources) are clearly improveable.” Are”.
On the other hand, the Nursing Union has defended that “an adequate and adequate supply of physiotherapists, in addition to health benefits, a clear economic return to the public treasury and to all companies and institutions, whether public or private”. “We all know that early intervention by these professionals favors a reduction in work time as well as a full recovery of the person’s functionality on many occasions.
In parallel, a physiotherapist achieves a marked improvement in the patient’s well-being and their reintegration into the job market as well as the family environment”, he concluded.