PSD deputies ask for urgent meeting with CHUA and ARS on lack of doctors

«The Algarve cannot remain hostage to a health policy that has long forgotten the region», says the PSD

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The Algarve deputies of the PSD will request, “as a matter of urgency”, meetings with the Board of Directors of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve (CHUA) and with the president of the Regional Health Administration due to the lack of doctors. 

According to the Social Democrats, for the second time this month, the Portimão maternity hospital "was closed (between 14:00 pm on April 14 and 9:00 am on the 18th) due to the lack of pediatricians, forcing pregnant women to travel to Faro».

«The absence of human resources was also felt in the internments that were also ensured by the Unit of Faro», says the PSD.

«The Algarve cannot remain hostage to a health policy that has long forgotten the region. The lack of pediatricians, especially in Portimão, and the consequent closure of the Childbirth Block are a constant and jeopardize medical care not only for children, but also for all pregnant women who are forced to travel about 100km to travel to Faro», he adds.

The deputies Luís Gomes, Rui Cristina and Ofélia Ramos will, later this week, send requests for a meeting and do not “discard questioning the Government on this matter and the proposals to solve the Algarve's problems”.

For the PSD, «it is urgent to reinforce resources, both technical and human, in CHUA and the construction of the Central Hospital of the Algarve is becoming increasingly necessary, which the executive has been promising and postponing».