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A motion by the Socialist Group allows the plenary to unanimously approve urgent measures to expedite the waiting lists for the first consultation and surgical interventions at the "Rafael Méndez" hospital (08/06/2017)

A motion presented by the Socialist Municipal Group last May, which was unanimously approved in Plenary, will allow the CARM Health Ministry to take urgent measures to deal with the grave situation of our hospital Of reference, "Rafael Méndez".

The motion was presented and defended by the socialist mayor and Councilor of Health of the City of Totana, Isabel Molino.

The Councilor of the Socialist Group affirmed that Area III of Health is being victim of a clear discrimination with respect to other areas of health of our region.

The lack of resources and personnel is reflected in shameful waiting lists, low quality of care and unbearable work pressure for professionals who render their service in area III.

Therefore, the Municipal Socialist Group presented this initiative to combat this evident inequality between areas and place Health Area III at least in the regional mean of waiting times.

The motion was to urge the CARM Health Ministry to implement an "exceptional" crash plan in July and August 2017 based on the recruitment of new health workers during the summer months and the Maintenance of the use of operating theaters, consultations and plants traditionally closed in Rafael Méndez during the summer period, so that scheduled operations and consultations with specialists during the mentioned months are not suspended.

The Ministry of Health will also be asked to resolve immediately the problem arising from the malfunctioning of the system of citation of medical specialties in the area of ​​health III, which currently forces many patients to multiple pilgrimages to obtain the appointment of Review of your process, being in most cases, months after the date marked by your medical specialist.

In addition, it is requested to proceed to the implementation in the Hospital Rafael Méndez, within a maximum of three months, of a citation system similar to other hospitals in the Region (example, Virgen de la Arrixaca) through which, well Once the consultation with your specialist has been completed or the visit to your GP, and having obtained the corresponding flyer for citation of specialties, the patient leaves the hospital with medical appointments or diagnostic tests already assigned

The motion of the PSOE also urged the Ministry of Health to provide the same human, technical and sanitary resources to the Hospital Rafael Mendez as the Reina Sofía Hospital, to attend both hospitals a similar number of population and to find the Hospital Rafael Méndez in clear disadvantage in terms of the number of human and technical resources.

Source: PSOE Totana / Foto: archivo

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