Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Medical Association (CMD) celebrates its 121st anniversary tomorrow and when assessing the situation in the sector, the conclusion is that the same age-old complaints and demands continue to be heard.
Amarilis Herrera (current president), Senén Caba and Waldo Ariel Suero, ex-presidents of the union, agree that the doctors are working in “a very difficult situation” and a health system that does not progress because of the “interests” that prevent the health system laws from being implemented. Herrera expressed regret that governments do not comply with the agreements they sign and patients still have to pay for services in public hospitals.
Senén Caba said that there is a 35% unemployment rate among doctors, while those who have work earn “a pittance”.
Waldo Ariel Suero, ex presidente of the CMD, says the same demands are being heard again.
In his inaugural speech yesterday, president Danilo Medina said that patients would no longer have to pay for treatment in public hospitals.