Specialist doctors call an indefinite strike on May 9 if the Ayuso government does not negotiate to end precariousness


The medical specialists have said enough is enough to the precarious model implemented in the Madrid Health Service based on the temporary nature of the templates and that supposes a reduction of rights for professionals and ends up also having repercussions on patient care. 52% of doctors who work in hospitals do so with temporary contracts, either interim or chaining contracts of days or months. There are 6,215 of the 11,970 doctors who work in the region, according to data from the Ministry of Health itself. In Primary Care and in SUMMA 112 the percentage continues to be high but drops to 35%.

For this reason, from the Non-fixed Doctors and Physicians Platform in Madrid-MUD, which brings together more than 1,500 temporary doctors, they have called an indefinite strike for May 9 if the Community Government sits down to negotiate how to give solution to this issue and call off the oppositions that harm the doctors who have been working for Madrid’s health system for years but without all the rights.

This Wednesday, an assembly of the platform was held, which was attended by more than 120 doctors as representatives of the different specialties and hospitals of Madrid’s public health system. The objective of the assembly was to share and agree on the actions to be carried out in the coming days, “in the face of the passivity of the Ministry of Health and the Presidency of the Community of Madrid in the face of the manifesto with the 5 agreed and endorsed claims by the entire profession on April 7 in this same collegiate headquarters to correct the great temporality that we have suffered for decades, ”the Platform collects in a statement.

They refer to a meeting led on April 7 in which the Official College of Physicians of Madrid (Icomem) – whose current leadership is more in tune with the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, than the previous one – took the reins of this matter that from the medical unions have been claiming for years to ask for solutions in the face of temporality. It was attended by 215 heads of service from all major hospitals in Madrid and from all specialties.

“This scourge of temporality not only affects the organization and stability of the staff of medical services and other specialties, but to a great extent the quality of the services provided to patients. A fact that, ethically as professionals, we cannot continue to tolerate the administration for the benefit of public health, ”says the platform calling the strike.

They explain that the attempts to create joint working groups with the Ministry of Health to show them the problem from the professionals together with the different meetings held with the ICOMEM management have been “failed” and “no compromise has been reached by the government of the Community of Madrid to apply the points summarized in our manifesto”.

“For this reason we are forced to call an indefinite strike of all hospital specialties starting next May 9 until the demands developed in the manifesto signed by more than 5,000 doctors are put into action, which do not express more than the application of current state and community legislation”, they insist in their statement.

About the scandalous number of temporary doctors that also occurs in other autonomous communities, the European Union warned a few months ago. The EU conditioned the European funds to find a solution and gave Spain until 2024 so that temporary employment would be at 8%. The central government got down to work approving a law so that the autonomous communities could speed up the processes. But in Madrid, they denounce unions and now the College of Physicians, nothing has been done to date.


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