Santander, (EFE) .
His approach, as explained by the manager of the Cantabrian Health Service, Rafael Sotoca, includes a replacement plan for the summer holidays that “guarantees” that professionals can enjoy these periods when they request it and “a prioritization of hiring” to reinforce the areas of greatest intensity.
Sotoca considers that this proposal and other measures in terms of schedules and administrative streamlining “should be sufficient reason” to call off this mobilization, scheduled for May 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27.
After a no strike
This strike call is the second announced by the CSIF after this union had to announce last week that the one called for May 13 was not going to take place.
The CSIF had raised eight days of strikes, non-consecutive, since May 13 due to the employment situation of professionals in Primary Care emergencies.
These strikes did not start on the 13th because the CSIF reported that it had not registered the call with the Government Delegation in Cantabria and announced a new strike starting on the 23rd.
“I hope they call off the mobilization and we have a summer with a lot of work but also with good coverage conditions for all the professionals”, Sotoca added.
The president of CSIF, Marga Ferreras, told EFE, four days after the strike, that the positions are now “further away” because the Ministry’s plan commits “27 substitutes that are not enough to cover the vacation period of the entire staff”.
Ferreras has criticized Health for not having “confirmed” the continuity of residents who end their contracts at the end of May and that “he does not want to hear about” that, in the event that vacations have to be denied due to not having enough staff , is compensated with extra days or a complementary remuneration.
In addition, he has criticized that Health does not want to address other issues as of September that, due to their “substance”, now does not give time to deal with.
CSIF will transfer the proposal to the SUAP staff this Friday in an assembly at the College of Physicians and at 12:00 noon it will gather in front of the Cantabrian Government headquarters to ask the president, Miguel Ángel Revilla, and the vice-president, Pablo, to mediate in this conflict. Zuloaga.
Requirement to the director
In addition, the College of Physicians of Cantabria has sent a formal request to the Minister of Health, Raúl Pesquera, to do “what is necessary to end the restrictions on the exercise of the profession of Primary Care doctors caused by the new system of agendas of the doctors”.
The legal service of this college, as reported in a statement, has analyzed the situation resulting from the new system, concluding that “it violates the rights of Primary Care physicians to fully develop their profession and their skills, preventing them from performing tasks as necessary as schedule the follow-up your patients need.”
In the event that this situation is not resolved, the College announces that it will initiate the corresponding steps before the courts to restore the right of family doctors to decide when they should make appointments and see their patients.