Marcelo awaits a response from the Government to the doubts raised about the executive direction of the SNS – Saúde


The President of the Republic said today that a “set of specific doubts” was addressed to the Government about the diploma that creates the executive direction of the SNS, referring that he awaits “the answer”, or “the silence”, to make a decision.

“I confess that a set of specific doubts was addressed to the Government, they are not substantive, four or five [dúvidas]on aspects that have to do with this new diploma”, said Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, in statements to journalists in Luanda, where he went to the investiture ceremony of the re-elected President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço.

“Let’s see if the answer arrives or not, what the answer is, and if the silence or the answer is enough to limit or delay what we all want, which is the enactment of the regulation of the National Health Service (SNS) statute. “, he added.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa insisted that the most important thing is “the organic” in the health sector to allow the government to define the “political lines” and, then, to have “who autonomously manages, not depending on the governmental moods in the management of the day-to-day or day-to-day sensitivities”.

“If this is for people who understand this and wear the shirt and move forward to that step, there is already a Social Security institute in Social Security, who manages it is not the Minister of Social Security, it is this institute obeying the political lines of the Government” , he stressed.

For Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, “a turnaround in health is needed” that “has nothing to do with the minister a, b, c or d, it has to do with the way of looking at solving the problem of the management of the National Health Service” .

The President of the Republic also defended that the solution should help the prime minister not to be “called to be minister of I don’t know how many portfolios at the same time”.

“And therefore, [que] have a team that allows you to coordinate policy while you are in Europe and are monitoring very important international issues. All this is also good because for a long time I have been saying that in governments political coordination was fundamental”, he added.

The Government approved in the Council of Ministers last September 8 the decree-law that establishes the creation of the executive direction of the National Health Service (SNS), provided for in the SNS statute.

The SNS Statute was promulgated by the President of the Republic on 1 August, who considered at the time that “it would be incomprehensible” to delay it, and urged the Government to speed up its regulation and clarify ambiguous points.

On Sunday, the President of the Republic considered that the diploma he received on the SNS “goes on the right path” by creating an institution responsible for management that is separate from political decisions.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will swear in the three new secretaries of State proposed by the Prime Minister, two of them from the Ministry of Health, on Friday, at 7:30 pm, at Palácio de Belém, the Presidency of the Republic announced today on its page. on the Internet.

The socialist leader and until now mayor of Caminha, Miguel Alves, takes office as Deputy Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, as well as Ricardo Mestre in the position of Secretary of State for Health and Margarida Tavares in the role of Secretary of State for Promotion of health.

The head of state had also mentioned earlier this week that only after the inauguration of the new secretaries of State for Health, from the ministry now overseen by Manuel Pizarro, would it “really be the appointment of the executive director [do SNS]”.

The Expresso newspaper reported on Tuesday that the chairman of the Board of Directors of Centro Hospitalar de S. João, Fernando Araújo, should occupy the position of executive director of the SNS, but Marcelo declined, that day, to comment on specific names and stressed that the process has an order.


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