PASYDY doctors: Unacceptable decisions made in our absence
No decision taken in their absence can be accepted, states the Branch of Doctors and Clinical Directors of PASYDY
No decision taken in their absence can be accepted, states the Branch of Doctors and Clinical Directors of PASYDY, while declaring a sincere intention to participate with a constructive mood in the formulation of decisions for the benefit of public health.
"Unfortunately, once again the doctors of the state hospitals are being informed by the media about decisions made in their absence, while they directly affect them and they will be asked to implement them themselves", according to a statement from the Department.
The latest example, it is added, is the meeting led by the Minister of Health and the decisions that have been taken to extend the hours and days of operation of the afternoon outpatient clinics of specialist doctors in public hospitals.
"Our Department has never refused to serve patients either in the morning or in the afternoon and we always express our willingness to contribute constructively to any efforts made to better serve patients", it is noted.
But this, it is stated, "should not be taken as a blank check by some to act and take decisions on our behalf and in the absence of the trade union bodies".
It is pointed out at the same time that the implementation of the "pilot program" through which the waiting lists were reduced "was an initiative of the Branch and has brought significant financial income to OKYpY despite the initial refusal and misgivings of the Organization about its implementation".
The Branch's disappointment is also expressed "about the revised compensation agreement between OAU and OKYpY for the services offered by OKyPy within GeSY and the Organization's refusal to include in its negotiating team representatives of doctors working in public hospitals".
"We believe that our participation in the negotiations with the OAU as active doctors with a long-term presence in the hospitals and daily contact with the patients and in the health system in general, would be particularly important and beneficial for the Organization", it states.
It added that "our above reports, which are part of a longer list of similar actions, compel us as a Branch of Physicians and Clinical Directors to state that no decision made in our absence can be accepted, while at the same time we state once again, our sincere intention to participate constructively in the formulation of decisions for the benefit of public health".