Veterinarian; Working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to protect human health, including protective and combative activities against animal-to-human and zoonotic diseases that threaten human health throughout the country.Legislation proposes to amend some health-related laws and decree Act No. 375What ” Not including them is unfortunate not only for the veterinarians but also for the health of the people in our country.
In general, 61% of humans are associated with infectious diseases, 75% with new and newly identified pathogens (such as SARS, MERS, Zika, Ebola, Avian Flu, HIV, Kovid-19, MonkeyPix) and 80% with pathogen bio-terrorism. Origin of animals. Still; 90% of food-borne public health risks come from animal feed. The number of zoonotic diseases has exceeded 200.
As is known, according to Article 36 of the Civil Servants No. 657 Act, specialist doctors, physicians, dentists, specialized veterinarians, veterinarians are in the health service category. In the addition-1 table of the same law, they have now received 3600 additional indicators. According to many laws veterinarians such as 1593,5996,6343,5393,5216,5199: public health, (food security, fight against infectious diseases from animals, production of vaccines, serums and biological substances used in humans and animals, etc.), animal health, animal Welfare They work to improve the country’s animal husbandry and make it more efficient.
Veterinarians graduate with a “Masters” Diploma and a “Veterinarian” at the end of 5 years of education without any preparation. He worked in extremely difficult situations and dangers in the healthcare department, both public and private, and was constantly confronted with many tragic events, such as the death of veterinarian Vulcan LLE, who was the last former Eugenegut Veterinary Chamber while he was in office.
Cause; This is clearly seen in the provisions of Act No. 657, it is unquestionable to evaluate the duties and responsibilities of veterinarians only in the field of animal health.
In the past, in the name of humanity, as well as virologist scientist Professor. Dr. Let’s not forget that Aykut Ozdarendelli is a veterinarian.
The Ministry of Health published in the Official Gazette on 14 December 2012 and in the Official Gazette No. 22497 “Health Profession Board Regulation” dated 22.05.2014 and stopped subscribing on 29007. Again, under Act Nos. 7146, 5510, 1219, 6283, 6197, those who are considered healthcare professionals and those who work in preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for human health are entitled to 60 days extension of actual service time, when veterinarians are excluded.
Moreover; TR adds additional section 84 to Retirement Fund Act No. 5434; Among physicians and dentists, those who have been granted pensions, general disability or duty disability pensions on the basis of physician or dentist staff and position, and those who are not entitled to authority compensation with their pensions, the indicator figure has been increased. Indicative figures (13.000) and non-experts according to the relevant law (17.000). It is said that the amount that can be obtained by multiplying the salary coefficient of a civil servant with the pension is made as one. Paying extra monthly, enriching the healthcare class environment after retirement, veterinarians directly related to human health did not participate again. It is inevitable for veterinarians to participate in additional instructional control studies for staff working in health care classes. Arrangements in accordance with the principle of equality in our constitution is also a situation that needs to be taken into consideration.
Although Act No. 657 accepts physicians, dentists and pharmacists as health workers from professions included in the health category, the regulations enacted excluding veterinarians only from the scope are not legal or equitable. It also negatively affects work peace.
As the Turkish Veterinary Medical Association, we would like to represent on behalf of the 40,000 veterinarians in our country that veterinarians should be included in “the draft law amending certain health-related laws and the submission of Statutory Decree No. 375”. In the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
The announcement was made with respect to the public.
TVHB Central Council Chairman