Emergency health plan envisages exhausting the NHS capacity to the limit

Luís Montenegro presented today the measures for the sector approved today by the Council of Ministers

Photo: José Sena Goulão | Lusa

The Prime Minister announced today that the emergency health program intends to exhaust the resources of the National Health Service (SNS) to the limit, but also relies on the social and private sectors in a complementary way.

«This health emergency and transformation plan will exhaust, to the limit of what is possible, the State's capacity, whether in the use of human resources or in the use of all health units», stated Luís Montenegro in the presentation of the measures for the sector approved today by the Council of Ministers.

In a press conference, the head of the executive assured that the "Government does not make the management of the health sector an ideological issue", highlighting that, when the capacity of the SNS is exhausted, "citizens cannot be deprived of access to healthcare health they need and deserve».

Therefore, the Government “will, on a complementary basis, count on the social and private sectors within the function and mission of the SNS to provide an answer to citizens”, he said.

 



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