The Independent Union of Physicians (SIM) and the South Zone Doctors' Union (SMZS) report that the anesthesiology department of the Hospital Fernando Fonseca (Amadora-Sintra) will be on strike from 8:00 am on May 20 until 8:00 p.m. of May 24.
Both unions claim that "they never wanted this strike and everything they did to avoid it", but they say that for more than a year doctors of anesthesiologists at this hospital have alerted the competent authorities and the board of remain unresolved. The doctors report that "there are several irregularities and deficiencies that seriously affect the good practice of their clinical activity and that they stand out especially in the emergency activity, although also in other areas".
In addition, SIM and SMZS warn of the fact that "the vast majority of anesthesiologists have already surpassed or are almost exceeding the 150-hour supplementary work limits," although it is still only May, and "doctors do and continue to make thousands of extra hours a year for services not to close. "
The entities accuse the Ministry of Health and the CA of being the "responsible for the disorganization in which the hospital emergencies and the disarticulation of health services, as well as the exit of the medical professionals of the NHS are not valued, disillusioned and exhausted."
Among the claims, anesthesiologists demand that the emergency team always be equipped with four elements, "all specialists, in order to ensure that medical activity takes place with the necessary clinical safety" in the various blocks and hospital units.
Other demands include the hiring of more specialists to emphasize the unions, "scrupulously comply with the recommendations of the Order of Physicians and the College of the Specialty of Anesthesiology," for the preparation of a response plan for situations of abnormal affluence and that working hours have a character of stability and equity.