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In a letter to Dilma, mayors charge solution to lack of doctors in cities

According to the association, municipalities try in various ways to hire doctors, but they can not fill vacancies

 
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President of the AMA advocates expansion of places in medical schools as one solution to lack of doctors
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President of the AMA advocates expansion of places in medical schools as one solution to lack of doctors

The president of the Brazilian Association of Municipalities (ABM), Eduardo Tadeu, said today (22) that the mayors have struggled to recruit doctors. The report was made to the Health Minister Alexandre Padilha. During the meeting, the association and other representative bodies have delivered a letter to President Dilma Rousseff in calling for the adoption of measures by the federal government to solve the problem.

According Tadeu, municipalities try in various ways to hire doctors, but they can not fill jobs. I was mayor for eight years and never managed to complete the required number of physicians in primary health care. It has a small number of professionals and municipalities are almost doing an auction for these professionals, he said.

To solve the problem, the president defends expansion of places in medical schools and more facilities to hire professionals trained abroad. These doctors [graduates abroad] could provide services in the municipalities most in need, especially in primary care. The government could relax the required examination for these professionals, even recognizing some foreign colleges suggests.

Currently, the rate is 1.9 per thousand inhabitants doctor in Brazil. For the Ministry of Health, the ideal would raise to 2.7 doctors per thousand inhabitants, the same index in the UK. Last year, the ministry announced the creation of medical schools and expand existing vacancies in colleges, with the aim of increasing the number of professionals in the country.

The ABM and other entities have scheduled another meeting on the issue on Monday (28) with the Minister of Health

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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