About three hundred doctors demonstrate on Tuesday at the Ministry of Health in Lisbon, in defense of the medical profession and the National Health Service (SNS).
“The people deserve SNS”, “We want respect”, “Doctors united will never be defeated” or “Costa listen, the rain does not scare us”, referring to the weather conditions of that moment, are some of the slogans. shouted out by health professionals.
The demonstration comes in the first two days of the strike called by the National Union of Doctors (Fnam) and five days after the unions met with the Ministry of Health, and a new round of negotiations is scheduled to be held next Thursday.
Doctors’ dissatisfaction was expressed through strikes and the handing over of draft declarations of overtime exemption, in addition to the mandatory 150 hours per year, by about 2,500 doctors, causing restrictions on emergency services in many service hospitals. National Health.
In the proposal submitted to the unions on Thursday, the Ministry of Health expects to add 500 euros per month for doctors who provide emergency services and the possibility of choosing 35 hours per week.
Fnam had already announced that it would be present “in good faith” at the meeting scheduled to be held by the Ministry of Health next Thursday, “in the hope of being able to celebrate a historic agreement, worthy of saving the medical profession and the SNS.” .
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