Health personnel sit-in at Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital for job stability | Society | Guayaquil
Doctors indicated that HTMC authorities had offered to run 211 appointments out of 500 pending.
Dozens of health professionals from Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital (HTMC) held a peaceful sit-in on Monday to demand compliance with their appointment contracts, as detailed in Article 25 of the Humanitarian Aid Act.
This article details in detail that health professionals who have worked in the health crisis will be appointed in their responsibility. The deadline for making appointments expired last December.
HTMC’s Resident Medical Association representative Luigoy Sidiño explained that they consider it a violation of health workers who sacrificed themselves to help during the health emergency in Guayaquil.
He added that they have seen how health personnel from IESS dispensaries that do not care for patients with COVID-19 already have their appointments, and at HTMC, one of the guards looking after COVID-19 in Guayaquil.
He explained that HTMC has more than 110 professionals, including intensive care providers, caregivers from other specialties, respiratory therapists, and nurses who are already hired. He added that they had spoken with the hospital authorities and informed them that the appointment would be granted at the end of May to 211 additional professionals out of 500 on the waiting list at that hospital.
“We will continue to be vigilant until all their deadlines are met. We want to define this issue, because with the change of government we are afraid to postpone the appointments further.”