Madrid, Feb 1 (EFE) that Catalonia falls behind after the agreement reached yesterday.
MADRID: The Ministry of Health and the strike committee of family doctors and primary care pediatricians in Madrid will sit down again this Wednesday at a negotiating table to find a solution to the indefinite strike, to which 4,240 doctors from Family and 720 pediatricians from the 430 health centers.
This meeting comes after this Monday the regional government progressively launched a pilot project in twenty-two public health centers to organize the doctors’ agendas, so that they can dedicate ten minutes per patient and up to a maximum of 34. In the case of pediatricians, they will have fifteen minutes to attend a maximum of 24 children.
The strike, motivated by the deterioration of primary care in Madrid and promoted by the Amyts union, began on November 21, was temporarily suspended on December 22, and resumed on January 12 after negotiations failed.
NAVARRA: The Navarra Medical Union has not received a response from the Department of Health to its counter-offer yesterday and will begin an indefinite strike today.
The Department of Health maintains that the offer transferred this week to the Union is a “good basis” to reach a favorable agreement for all parties.
The proposal includes remuneration improvements for medical personnel (an increase in fixed salaries of an average of 400 euros in addition to other incentives for on-call or tutoring) as well as organizational ones, in the sense of limiting the number of patients for daily consultations to 32, between other measures to reduce work overload and organizational improvements in Primary Care and in hospitals.
CATALONIA: The Department of Health of the Generalitat and the Metges de Catalunya (MC) union reached an agreement last night to improve the healthcare and salary conditions of the doctors, thereby calling off the three-day strike that was to begin at 08:00 hours this Wednesday, February 1.