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CFM denounces slavery of Cuban doctors to WHO

According to the Council, the Cuban doctors will only receive 10% of salary, and have the passport held in Brazil

 
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Foto: Gabriela Korossy/Câmara dos Deputados
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D'Avila: Opas violates the Code of Conduct of the WHO itself. For us, it is enough for a complaint. Luis Melo: The Ministry of Labor has filed civil public inquiry to examine the labor aspects of the More Doctors.
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D'Avila: Opas violates the Code of Conduct of the WHO itself. For us, it is enough for a complaint.
Luis Melo: The Ministry of Labor has filed civil public inquiry to examine the labor aspects of the More Doctors.

The Federal Council of Medicine will bring a representation in the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting the contract signed by the Brazilian government with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The contract allowed the arrival of Cuban doctors to work in the Program More Doctors.

During the public hearing, on Wednesday (2), the Commission on Human Rights and Minorities, the representative of the National Federation of Physicians, Jorge Darze said that the statute does not provide Opas the entity has the function of mediating signings physicians, working as outsourcer agency labor in the case of Cubans.

Have identical opinion President of the Federal Council of Medicine, Luiz Roberto Davila. He said that the Global Code of Conduct WHO, which deals with the staffing of health, is being disrespected by the lack of transparency in the case of the Cuban doctors. "Several articles of the WHO, PAHO to prevent this intermediation. Both we'll represent the WHO, against this contract that the intermediary did Opas. Opas We claim that violates the Code of Conduct of the WHO itself. For us, this is enough for a complaint. "

The agreement between Brazil and Opas was disclosed, but the agreement with PAHO Cuba is not public. Therefore, according to the deputy Mandetta (DEM-MS), it is not known exactly, for example, as the Cuban doctor will get to work in Brazil: part of salary should go to the government of Cuba. Other professionals working in the More Doctors will receive £ 10,000.

According to the President of the Federal Council of Medicine, Cubans will have at their disposal only a small portion of this amount: about 10%, he said.

<b> Passport withheld </ b>

Also, Roberto D'Avila said there are strong indications of violations of human rights of the Cuban doctors in Brazil. He pointed out that the professionals that country have their passports withheld when they come to Brazil, so they can not leave the country doctors of other nationalities do not suffer this same restriction.

The Attorney General Labour, Luis Antonio de Melo, said the Ministry of Labor has filed a public civil investigation to analyze the labor aspects of the More Doctors. "Investigations have begun and are being held. I can not say that the Program More Doctors are irregular or that the Program More Doctors is wonderful. During this civil inquiry, we will check for any irregularities. Having any irregularities, we have two paths: seek a settlement in the administrative, with a Conduct Adjustment Agreement, or cause the judiciary, if any. "

Also attended the hearing, the general coordinator of the National Commission for the Eradication of Slave Labour, José Guerra. The body is linked to the Human Rights Secretariat of the Presidency. He pointed out that Brazil is a reference in the fight against slave labor and violation of worker rights.

He also stated that, if detected violations of these rights in relation to the Cuban doctors and other nationalities, the whole structure of protection of human rights and worker's rights will be triggered so that violations are "ironed and repelled."

Source: AGÊNCIA CÂMARA
   Palavras-chave:   Cuban doctors    More doctors    More medical program    Cfm    Oms    Slave labor    Health   
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