The efficient work of pediatricians has made it possible to mitigate the impact of the growth of respiratory diseases / Photographs: Victoria Gesualdi.
The Argentine Society of Pediatrics (SAP) highlighted the work of pediatricians throughout the country in the face of the epidemiological situation, which has increased respiratory infections that affect children and young people and published that they carry out their role with dedication, “despite the difficult working conditions and the delay of legitimate tests”.
“We are in a difficult situation for the professional practice of Pediatrics. There are unpleasant working conditions, heavy workload, job instability, lack of stimulus for growth, conditions of violence, low remuneration, the need for multiple jobs to meet monthly deadlines and lack of opportunities to renew oneself in the profession”, the matter which is stated in the constitution.
Also, the organization, which gathers pediatricians from all over the country, states that it is part of the health care system, especially in the region, that both the public health sector and private medicine have been exhausted.
In this sense, he stressed “the case of increased demand, reduced human resources in the health team due to lack of new institutions, vacant positions that are not full, temporary contracts, lack of equipment and infrastructure, and lack of time to adequately examine patients.
For this matter, SAP highlighted “the role of thousands of pediatricians who honor their profession without authority. This blessed property is honored by those who get up every day to provide the best for their patients and families.”
Pediatricians, through SAP, have demanded more working conditions and more institutions / file photo: Leo Vaca.
“To all pediatricians who honor our specialty with anonymous work: Thank you! On the other hand, if we embrace a serious country, it is necessary that the State and all society, with all the institutions that are part the working conditions to which those who work are subjected to care for the health of all,” the document continues.
“We encourage the competent authorities to convene a dialogue table, in order to find an answer that considers an appropriate solution to this situation that burdens the work for paediatricians and trains to treat patients in a timely manner.”
And he concluded: “We hope that the most important thing will be that the necessary measures are taken to improve the conditions of the professional practice of Pediatrics, and thus oversee the health and safety of children and young people.”