Balcells, in favor of postponing the retirement of general practitioners and pediatricians proposed by Health


The Minister of Health of Catalonia, Manel Balcells, is in favor of the proposal Ministry of Health that the family physicians and primary pediatricians at retirement age can continue to work part-time and earn more, as he explains in the interview that this newspaper publishes today. are the calls partial pensions. Behind this measure hides a structural shortage of doctors of these specialties in health centres.

The ministry headed by caroline darias announced last week that doctors in the public health services who have reached retirement age will be able to continue working full-time and part-time. In addition, the percentage will be increased 50% pension compatible with work at 75%.

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In an interview with EL PERIÓDICO, Balcells mentioned this measure as a possible solution to the lack of professionals. He also spoke in favor of create new MIR positions both in medicine and in nursing.

“We see it [la jubilación parcial] positively, can help us. We know that there are professionals who, at retirement age, would like to continue working partially. And, with these conditions laid down, we can see it well But that’s not the only measure that would help,” the Salvation manager said.

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