Before the pandemic, a survey reflected that 35% of doctors declared themselves dissatisfied with the exercise of their profession
The Popular Parliamentary Group has presented a battery of initiatives in Congress among which the Government is asked if it will promote coordinated measures with the Autonomous Communities to "pay more" for health professionals, as Minister Castells pointed out in the Senate. In addition, in defense of work and the best remuneration for healthcare professionals, the GPP recalls that a survey carried out before the pandemic shows that "35.3% of Spanish doctors declare themselves dissatisfied with the exercise of their profession".
First, it is recalled that the press specialized in health information echoed on June 22, 2020, some assessments made in the Senate by Manuel Castells, Minister of Universities, about the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Castells, when talking to "colleagues around the world" about the possibilities of a second wave, "most tell me that it is not probable, but safe." The important thing in this context, according to the Minister of Universities, is the level of preparation that one has before the outbreak, highlighting the essential role played by health professionals, who "if we start by paying more, better."
For this reason, it is asked: Does the Government plan to promote, at any time from the coordination with the Autonomous Communities, any useful measure to “pay more” for health professionals, as stated by Manuel Castells, Minister of Universities, on June 22 2020, after the overexertion they have made during the state of alarm declared by COVID-19 and before possible outbreaks of the pandemic itself? If so, what measures do you plan to promote? In what actual time frames? Will the Government coordinate these measures with the representatives of the professionals? If not, for what reasons?
SURVEY GENERAL COUNCIL OF OFFICIAL COLLEGES OF DOCTORS
In addition, it is noted that the General Council of Official Medical Colleges and the State Confederation of Medical Unions published on June 22, 2020 the sixth sample of the 'Survey on the Situation of the Medical Profession in Spain', in which "35.3% of Spanish doctors declare themselves dissatisfied with the exercise of their profession".
For this reason, and taking into account that the survey was carried out prior to the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is asked: Does the Government plan to promote, at any time and in coordination with the Autonomous Communities, any useful measure to avoid that 35.3% of Spanish doctors declare themselves "dissatisfied with the exercise of their profession"?
If so, what measures? Which in terms of job stability? Which ones in terms of remuneration improvements? In what real time frames? Which of these measures will respond to the deficiencies developed during the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic? If not, for what reasons?
The initiatives are signed by the PP deputy secretaries Cuca Gamarra, Jaime de Olano and Elvira Rodríguez, the deputy to the GPP General Secretariat, Isabel Borrego, the deputy spokespersons José Ignacio Echániz and Mario Garcés, the GPP spokesperson in the Reconstruction Commission and second vice-president of the Congress, Ana Pastor, the president of the Health Commission, Rosa Romero, the GPP's health spokesperson, Elvira Velasco, and deputies Juan Antonio Callejas and Agustín Almodóbar.