The Turkish Medical Association has decided to strike on March 14-15

Where violence against healthcare workers is on the rise in Turkey; Ahead of Medicine Day on March 14, the Turkish Medical Association and the Chamber of Physicians announced that they had decided to go on strike. The statement said that no health service will be provided in any health institution except emergency health service on March 14-15.

Head Professor of the Turkish Medical Association. Dr. Istanbul Medical Chamber President Sebnem Korur Finkansi, Professor. Dr. Pinar Saip and Secretary General of the Istanbul Medical Chamber, Prof. Dr. It was organized with the participation of Osman Kukosmanoglu. Representatives from medical chambers in other provinces attended the online meeting and shared their concerns.

“Every day we have a deposit.”

In a press statement issued on behalf of the Medical Association, the President of the Istanbul Medical Chamber, Prof. Dr. Dr. Pınar Saip reads it.

Saip said in a statement.“The epidemic has shown everyone what an important and important profession, physicians and healthcare professionals, do. While we are trying to produce quality services in such an important field, the depth of the economic crisis with the epidemic has exacerbated our problems. “We carry all the burdens of the system and we are driven to despair every day before our efforts are rewarded. However, we know that what we feel is not destiny “ Used phrases.

The decision to strike has been announced

Explaining that they will not provide health services to all health facilities on Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15 except for emergency health services, Saip said. “Once again, together with our medical chambers, we call on everyone influential and authoritative, especially the Grand National Assembly of Turkey: we cannot tolerate a single day of exhausting work and violence in the healthcare sector. We declare that we March Monday and Tuesday will be at G (ö) REV. He said.

10 urgent requests for physicians

In a press release, Istanbul Medical Chamber President Prof. Dr. Pinar Saip says they have listed our urgent claims and 10 urgent requests for physicians.

“Violence in the health law proposed by the TTB should be enacted urgently, and the fines should be increased beyond the limits where the provision for pending trial and” delay in pronouncement of judgment “provisions apply. For practitioners and assistant physicians who have just started working in a government hospital, it should be at least double the poverty line, for specialist doctors it should be at least two and a half times the poverty line and certain extra money should be paid. “It simply came to our notice then.

“Salar should be raised 2 times poverty line”

“The salary of family physicians should be at least double the poverty line; all FHC buildings should be built by the public, their equipment of the same quality should be provided by the public, all costs should be covered by the Ministry of Health. Family Medicine Penalty Regulation should be repealed.” Using his statement, Saip continued as follows:

“The wages of on-field physicians working at OSGB must be paid on the minimum wage set by the Turkish Medical Association. Regardless of the difference between the pension fund, SSK, BAĞ-KUR, the salary of all retired physicians (based on 25 years of retirement) TL, experts “For physicians it should be raised to a minimum of 18,000 TL. We should improve the working environment and conditions, all physicians, especially assistants should be given leave after shift. Fees, and interns’ wages should be raised to a minimum wage. “

“Consider coronavirus occupational disease”

Noting that Covid-19 should be considered a occupational disease rather than a ‘causal link’, Saip concluded the claims as follows:

“In an epidemic, deduction of 120 working days per year should be applied, and an additional indicator for physicians should be 7,200. Legal measures should be taken to prevent incidents of malpractice that condemn health systems and institutional issues and practices. Imposing a test within 5 minutes, which is a source of violence and endangers public health, should be abandoned and patient appointments should be arranged in such a way that it is reserved for at least 20 minutes.

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