Guarantees were given this afternoon by the Regional Health Administration in Lisbon and the Tagus Valley (ARSLVT) to the civil movement “For Health in Azambuja”, which requested a meeting with the board of directors of that entity to demand more family physicians for the boycott and to demand better service conditions.
“I didn’t expect miracles from this meeting, but I think the goals we had for now have been achieved,” Armando Martins, a spokesperson for the civil movement For Health in Azambuja, told Lusa.
One of the main complaints of users in the municipality of Azambuja, in the Lisbon region, is the lack of family doctors, which, according to Armando Martins, is “the most difficult problem to solve in the short term”.
“We were told that there were no doctors and that it would be difficult for them to settle in Azambuja. President of ARS [Luís Pisco] He said a competition will open in January and another in June. He noted that they first talked about the possibility of finding doctors through agencies.
In the short term, ARSLVT has pledged to carry out maintenance work on the health center building in Azambuja, to provide training for staff, improve the communication system, facilitate prescription requests and expand service. work hours.
One of the complaints of users in Azambuja is their mistreatment by the center’s staff.
“They ask users to call to set appointments, but then they don’t answer phones, they yell at people, they cut appointments to answer personal phone calls, and some bathrooms don’t work,” explains Armando Martins.
In addition to the ARSLVT Board of Directors, Azambuja Health Center Coordinator, Mario João Rodriguez Esteves, and Azambuja City Council President, Silvino Lucio, also participated in this meeting.
However, a new meeting between the same entities was scheduled for February 2 next year.
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