Measure announced by the Minister of Health to respond to the constraints of the weekend. Temido also admits hiring “all the specialists who agree to be hired”.
Create a contingency plan for the summer months, with greater coordination within the National Health Service (SNS), hire “all specialists who want to be hired” and monitor maternal health indicators. These are three of the measures presented yesterday by the Minister of Health to respond to the emergency crisis. Marta Temido announced a two-stroke plan and reiterated that “the situation is not new”. Marta Temido’s statements came after three days of embarrassment in various obstetrics emergencies in the country. Some closed doors, others ran at half-gas. The Lisbon and Tagus Valley region was the most affected.
“We know that, not being today, these problems are at a more acute moment, after two years of a pandemic and a postponement of a set of measures that we wanted to have implemented previously and that were not possible to be implemented”, said the minister. of Health, “speaking of a situation with another seriousness” and that is related to “constraints in the organizations of external urgency scales of gynecology and obstetrics”.