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The vice president of the Mataró Hospital Works Committee and president of the Metges de Catalunya (MG) union throughout Catalonia, Jordi Cruz, explained to EFE that the strike at this health center dependent on the Consorci Sanitari del Maresme (CSdM) also “reflects aspects that have not yet been resolved.
“What they cannot avoid is that there are issues that are on the table that also affect the hospital because they have not yet been resolved,” said Cruz, who has stated that the CSdM is directly affected by this strike, since many of The demands of the general strike are part of the demands that the unions have repeatedly expressed to the management of the consortium.
Cruz has pointed out that the Mataró hospital suffers from a serious problem of lack of financing and professionals, which add to the general demands of the strike: “We do not have the doctors that we should have to care for the population, of all specialties” .
“We have had an underfinancing problem since the new hospital was born, and we have been patching it up with the good will of the professionals, but over the last 12 years and with the cuts it has been deteriorating, and people are burned out, disenchanted,” he said. explained the vice president of the committee.
A disenchantment shown by sources from the health center consulted by EFE, who regret that the Mataró Hospital has become a service excessively subservient to the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital (Can Ruti), on which it depends in many specialties.
“Everything revolves around the same thing, the loss of professional attractiveness of the hospital, which causes it to be intervened by Can Ruti, the outsourcing of central services,” the aforementioned sources have criticized.
The follow-up of the strike at the Mataró Hospital was 95% on its first day -according to MG data-, while the Health department has not given specific numbers for each center, although it has for the North Metropolitan health region, where had a follow-up among doctors of 33.8% yesterday morning and 26.5% during the afternoon.
As for the data for today, Thursday, the region of which the Mataró Hospital is a part has registered this morning a follow-up of 37.1% among the doctors, according to Health.
The hospital workers already carried out a strike last November that affected the shifts that the doctors carry out voluntarily, and which resulted in a partial agreement that allowed the doctors in this situation to charge between 30% and 50 % plus the hour on the base price of what is paid for the realization of this service.
The issues that remain pending are the regulation of the day after the shift, since the workers of the Hospital de Mataró want it to be considered as worked and paid working hours, or the revision of the hours of continuous attention.
The parties also promised to address the problem of precarious hiring in the Emergency Department, with the union threatening to return to strikes in the spring if solutions to the pending issues were not found.
The internal problems of the Mataró Hospital surface with the health strike
Barcelona (EFE) .