The Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) revealed this Monday, July 11, its dissatisfaction with what is happening at the Centro de Medicina Física e Reabilitação do Sul (CMR Sul).
The call to value the Center and the National Health Service (SNS) comes after the denouncement of the Determinant Movement association that there are still long-standing problems «such as the lack of human and material resources, the low occupancy in terms of inpatient care for the users to whom the Center is intended, the high waiting list, the constant deposit of patients at the Hospital in Faro in this Centre, as well as the long delay (in some cases exceeding two years) in the delivery of technical aid and support materials».
In a note sent to the newsrooms, the PCP of São Brás de Alportel emphasizes that the complaints addressed to the CMFR Sul, which is under the supervision of the Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve (CHUA), are a reflection, «not of
isolated only in relation to this Centre, but from policies that, at the national level, have led to the existence of problems felt all over the country in the SNS».
«Contrary to those who defend the health business and the interests of private groups, the PCP, as it has been doing since 2013, argues that the path is not to return to the times of Public-Private Partnerships, but rather to create objective conditions for the valorization of of the CMFR Sul, integrated in the SNS», says the party.
In a press release, the PCP also argues that “it is urgent to take measures to value and recognize health workers, in order to obtain a more robust SNS in all its offer. In this sense, it is essential to have motivated workers, with career and professional development prospects, which is a central issue in strengthening the capacity of the SNS».