Social Security sectors hold the first dialogue
The National Social Security Council (CNSS) convened a meeting this Wednesday with representatives from the country’s various health sectors to discuss ways to resolve disagreements between the Dominican Medical Association (CMD) and health risk managers (ARS). “All the actors had the opportunity to broadly express their points of view respectfully, all their aspirations are legitimate, and now we must try to validate those aspirations with the realities and the public sector’s willingness to build solutions,” said Labor Minister Luis Miguel De Camps after the meeting.
De Camps, president of the CNSS, was accompanied by Daniel Rivera, Minister of Public Health, in a meeting that produced no results. The CMD’s president, Senén Caba, did not attend the meeting, and the doctors’ position is that they will not provide consultation services to ARS affiliates tomorrow and Friday. “With the realization of this first meeting, the dialogue table was formed; we send a clear signal that President Luis Abinader’s Government intends to respond responsibly and quickly to the claims of the sectors,” De Camps added, announcing that an upcoming meeting will be held after “consultations” between the sectors.
Representatives from the CMD, the ARS, the Health Service Providers (PDSS), and the Dominican Association of Private Clinics (Andeclip) attended the meeting. Similarly, the Directorate of Information and Defense of Social Security Affiliates (DIDA), the Dominican Institute for Prevention and Protection of Occupational Risks (Idoppril), and the Security Treasury Social.