Lisbon – The Socialist party accuses politicians of unwillingness to solve the problems of the National Health Service and considers that the focus on changing the Basic Law served to “divert attentions”.
When he is two years in office, Miguel Guimarães understands that the NHS has been “almost paralyzed” and even considers that it will be worse than 20 years ago, noting that it is the evolution of medicine that has contributed to “give a certain balance” to the capacity National Health Service.
“There is no will of those who are in the policy to solve the problem of the people who work in the NHS nor the capacity of answer that the health services can give the citizens,” he told reporters in the margins of a meeting where he presented proposals of the Order.
The representative of the Physicians gives the example of the approach that was given to the amendment of the Basic Law of Health: “It seems that the Basic Law is the salvation of the NHS”.
“There is nothing in the current Basic Law that prevents the Government from betting heavily on the NHS and give citizens what they want or that prevents regularization of health professionals,” he argued.
For Miguel Guimarães, “it is a way of diverting attention at a time when the NHS faces a serious investment, equipment and human capital deficiency.”
While acknowledging that the Basal Act still in force “can improve,” the bastonario that is not this law that prevents the political power to strengthen the capacity of the NHS.
In his two years in office he considers that “there was no serious investment in the NHS”.
Although the Government invokes the hiring of more doctors, the staff reminds that what has existed is more clinical in formation.
“If we did not have the interns [doctors doing specialist training] at the moment, the SNS was like a house of cards,” he warned.