Balcells, in favor of delaying the retirement of primary care physicians and pediatricians proposed by the Health Department

The ‘conseller’ of Health of Catalonia, Manel Balcells, is in favor of the proposal of Ministry of Health that the primary care family physicians and pediatricians of retirement age. can continue to work on a part-time basis and be paid more, as he explains in the interview published today in this newspaper. These are the so-called partial retirements. Behind this measure is a structural lack of physicians of these specialties in health centers.

The ministry headed by Carolina Darias announced last week that physicians of public health services who are of retirement age will be able to continue working full time and also part time. In addition, the percentage will be increased of pension compatible with work from 50%. to 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 has also been in favor of creating new MIR positions both in medicine and 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 that are set, we see it well. But it is not the only measure that would help,” said the head of Salut.

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