Sunday, June 4, 2023

There is “deep concern about the crisis the pediatric sector is going through” among doctors in public hospitals

The Union Association of Health Professionals of Buenos Aires Province (CICOP) expressed “deep concern about the crisis that the pediatric sector is going through,” which, according to the trade union, “has been developing for a long time.” In the context of the “Global Crisis of the Health Workforce at the National, Provincial and Municipal Levels”.

“The growing percentage of vacancies in residences and resignations on stable campuses puts child care at risk today,” she said in a statement. And he noted that “the arrival of autumn and the epidemic of bronchiolitis which seems to be more frequent than in previous years, aggravates the situation.”

In addition, from CICOP he noted that “for many years young professionals have chosen those with more profitable specialties and less workload”.

In this context, he noted that this “phenomenon of a multi-sectoral nature” is due in large part to “low wages and the fact that there are huge inequalities in the labor market, where profitability is very high in super-specialisation, the use of technology and medicalization”. , to the detriment of primary care and the health team as a whole”.

“Currently there is an enduring conflict between different sub-sectors of the health system to move professionals from one place to another, harming those who have to fight this battle without considering health needs. There are fewer financial resources,” he continued, and warned that “in this chaotic context, the most concentrated and corporate sectors are the ones that stand to benefit by taking up the largest percentage of total health expenditure.”

“Workers are fighting for the improvement of working conditions in the public health system and thus we have made progress in the province of Buenos Aires, reaching important joint agreements such as continuity of work for residents, regularization of professional staff 4,000 by competition admission, implementation of labor burnout, new resident rules, increased quota for full-time positions and a parity that allowed us to protect ourselves from the process of inflation. Moving forward and continuing in the public sector wage restructuring to solve the labor force Improvement of working conditions is essential”, he added from the Union of Public Health Professionals of Buenos Aires.

And he expressed: “Reversing the deep crisis of professionals in our health system cannot be an isolated policy of a province or a municipality. To be able to articulate these tensions and the state in all their aspects, our health system Integration should be done immediately.” level is that which intervenes to generate some degree of planning that reverses this state of inequality”.

Finally, he noted that he, along with other organizations, called for “a national day of struggle for June 8, where a national health equity would be demanded that would establish a decent wage floor across the country, in the field of health Abolish income tax, universalize pension scheme for work burnout and measures to address emergencies in paediatrics, mental health and first level of care at the national level”.

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