The president of the Balearic PP, Marga Prohens, He has attacked the PSOE and Més for the controversy over the requirement of Catalan and has asked these two formations when will they meet to address the problem of saturation in health centers, “The fact that Primary Care doctors each have more than 2,000 health cards, the increase in waiting lists or the dismantling of the oncology service in Ibiza, issues that, he has assured, do concern citizens.”
The controversy over the requirement of Catalan in Balearic health and the call for the stabilization process for IB-Salut staff will be the focus of this Wednesday’s extraordinary plenary session. Both Marga Prohens from the PP and Ciudadanos and Vox have announced that if they govern, they will abolish the requirement of Catalan for doctors and nurses.
The reality is that the left-wing Balearic Government chaired by the socialist Francina Armengol two weeks of fights and discussions for the imposition of Catalan to doctors and nurses, including threats of resignation, while he has completely forgotten about the skyrocketing waiting lists in healthcare and the collapse that public hospitals have been suffering since before Christmas. To solve this collapse, there has been no meeting or discussion, nor has any action been taken, as OKDIARIO reported on the 24th.
Now, the only topic of debate regarding healthcare is whether doctors and nurses should be required to have a Catalan certificate to the point that the pro-independence party Més per Mallorca has threatened the PSOE with opening gaps in the pact of government and present resignations if they do not agree to modify decree law 6/2022 that regulates the stabilization process for interim personnel, which allows doctors and nurses to be exempted from the Catalan requirement.
Among other measures, Prohens is committed to creating a health system attractive to doctorss With the aim of attracting and retaining professionals on the islands, an audit of waiting lists and public health accounts and an infrastructure, equipment and reorganization of human resources.
Marga Prohens criticizes the crisis that Més has set up due to the Catalan requirement and demands that the Government focus on health problems in the Islands. The president of the Balearic PP closed the National Health Convention of this formation on Saturday reiterating the need to implement a shock plan to end the collapse who suffers from public healthcare in the Islands after eight years of government of the socialist Armengol.
The leader of Citizens, Patricia Guasp, has asked the president of the Government, Francina Armengol, to “do not give in” to her partners, in reference to Més per Mallorca due to the controversy over the exemption of Catalan in the stabilization process of some health posts on the Islands. Well, while Armengol’s partners “are concerned about putting on shows and blackmailing the PSOE with the language barrier imposed on health professionals”, the “biggest problem” is in housing policies.
“The deficit in health is not enough, since they continue to abound in the linguistic imposition with one more barrier,” said the also spokesperson for Ciudadanos in Parliament, Patricia Guasp, while indicating that for the orange formation “Catalan should not be a requirement for public administration and even less for health”.
Different is the position of the regionalist formation the PI. Your spokesperson, Josep Meliahas assured that the exemption of Catalan in the stabilization process of the health sector in the Balearic Islands “says very little about a Government that should promote it”, indicating that It is “very serious not to comply with the regulations that require knowledge of the language of the Balearic Islands”, informa Europa Press.
Likewise, the spokesperson for More for Menorca, Josep Castells, has warned the President of the Government, Francina Armengol, that “If you want to be president again, you must modify” the exemption of Catalan in the stabilization process of the health sector in the Balearic Islands. In this sense, he has considered that “the Statute of Autonomy that establishes two official languages must be complied with” and has defended that citizens have the right to “address the administration in both languages.”
Menorca Biosphere Reserve
The plenary session of these Tuesdays will also debate the Menorca Biosphere Reserve Law Proposal. The spokesman for Més per Menorca in Parliament, Josep Castells, has predicted that next Wednesday will be a day “of celebration and joy because it was not clear that this law would reach its processing.”
According to Castells, it is a “very innovative rule that Menorca grants this special status to have instruments that allow policies to be made” from the Island with the challenges that it faces as a biosphere reserve.
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