The PSD’s parliamentary group on Wednesday proposed that the funding of the National Health Service (SNS) and the evaluation of all its specialists be based on results that benefit users.
It’s time to evaluate professionals and organizations based on the health outcomes they generate for citizens. As is the case today in USF Model B, we propose that all SNS professionals be encouraged and valued for achieving prior contractual outcomes which translate to improved health for the Portuguese,” said Rep. Ricardo Baptista Leite.
The Social Democratic parliamentarian was speaking at a debate on the statute of the SNS initiated by the PSD and Shiga, who demanded Parliament’s appreciation of the Decree-Law approved by the Cabinet in July 2022.
According to him, the PSD is also proposing that indicators for health gains begin to be measured “rigorously throughout the system” and be published transparently and in real time, so that they are “It is fully accessible to both decision makers and citizens“.
In his speech, Ricardo Baptista Light also highlighted the need for a more efficient social network support system, with a “well-defined” chain of command capable of adapting and responding to the shifts that have taken place in recent years in the health system and society.
“For this reason, the PSD proposes to put an end to the provincial health departments once and for allThe deputy defended that these bodies are “a gigantic bureaucracy that can no longer perform the function for which they were created.”
In addition, the PSD intends for the local health units to become the territorial unit of SNS throughout the country, with the necessary integration and autonomy in clinical management and with multi-year investment capacity.
It is difficult to find a sector in which the current crisis of governance affects the daily life of the Portuguese very directly, as is the case with health “, lamented Ricardo Baptista Leite, when he referred to “nearly 1.5 million Portuguese without a family doctor”, services emergencies with “long waiting hours and difficulty in responding” and “months, if not years, of waiting for a specialist consultation, surgery, or even a simple complementary diagnostic test”.
For Pedro Frazão, of Chega, a parliamentary group that also asked for government diploma recognition, the SNS platform represented “another fraud and another missed opportunity”, because it did not ramp up a strategy nor adopt a model that “can change the current paradigm of an increasingly outdated social networking service”.
The new SNS system is It is clearly not enough In strengthening the relations between the SNS and the private and social sectors in the field of health and there is nothing ambitious in consecrating new operational models that can allow a paradigm shift in public administration in order to increase the efficiency and productivity of health services,” claimed the parliamentarian from Shiga.
Katharina Martins, BE, noted, “Many socialists who believe in SNS He could only feel cheated by this process“There are generations of young people carrying SNS on their backs without any career prospects,” he warned.
In light of this, the deputy BE defended it All employees of social networking services “have the right to a job”as well as political accountability, so that “there is no SNS executive to make political decisions that the minister does not take over and they cannot be audited by parliament and the state”.
For the PS parliamentarian, Miguel dos Santos Rodríguez, the new SNS guarantees greater autonomy in the management of institutions and more organization to improve the performance of services, through the creation of an Executive Council.
Some parties seem to be afraid of confusing the executive leadership with other bodies, the same ones that asked for answers when there was a breakup, the same ones that do not have answers to the questions they ask themselves, criticized the Socialist Parliamentarian, asserting that the Socialist Party bench is available to discuss the efficiency of the SNS.
“But we will not replace the public option that we have with a private resource that is not exceptional and supplementary as provided by the Basic Health Act,” he stressed.
Joanna Cordeiro, of the Liberal Initiative, emphasized that Portugal needs a health system in which the public, private and social sectors can “live together as equals and where people can choose where they want to be treated”, noting that “none of this is inferred from the platform” of the SNS.
He announced that his office would soon introduce a new basic health law, a proposal that, in the model of the universal access system IL advocates, the existing platform is “inadequate.”
For PCP, João Dias considered that the platform does not solve the main problems of SNS and that it was even “rewindagainst the Basic Health Act, where the PCP had a “decisive intervention”.
“Health is not treated with a bandage,” warned Ines Souza Real, from PAN.claiming that issues such as “chronic underfunding of the SNS”, health prevention and retention measures for doctors and nurses have been excluded from the law, while Rui Tavares, of Lever, defended the need to end the “chronic underfunding of the SNS”, to invest in new parities and benefit From the recovery and resilience plan to developing reforms in the sector.
Parliamentary discretion allows deputies to debate, amend and revoke a decree-law, which is a certification of government responsibility and has not been voted on in the Assembly of the Republic.
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