According to a press release issued by the Chamber headed by Fernando Roas (Public Security Directorate), “the proposal to transfer powers to local authorities and inter-municipal entities in the field of health was voted against by the majority of members of the municipal executive.” .
In the memo, the mayor warns that this should be a “negotiating process” and meet “the different needs and ‘situations’ of the municipalities,” lamenting “that the central state imposes it on the municipalities.” competencies for which they are not prepared.
“This must be a negotiating process, according to the wishes, characteristics and needs of each autonomy, so that the assumption of competencies is successful and the transition can be as smooth as possible, without harming autonomous institutions, services, professionals and society,” says Fernando Roas.
In the statement issued by the municipality, he also explained that, “After the chamber meeting, the regional health department of the center informed the city council that it is working to update the draft certificate for the transfer of competencies in the health sector to the values. From the charges incurred in 2022”.
“This means that the financial ‘quota’ to be transferred to the municipalities in the field of health was, in fact, insufficient in view of the responsibilities to be assumed, which reinforces the position taken by the mayor of this municipality,” the text reads. note.
As the Viseu Chamber states “that, at present, just over 50 municipal councils in the country have voluntarily agreed to this transfer”.
“According to the deadlines set by the law in force, this transfer, in the field of health, is mandatory at the end of March,” the municipality notes.
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