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Sardinia. The Council agrees with the Region: the increase in the MMG ceiling is legitimate

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Sardinia.  The Council agrees with the Region: the increase in the MMG ceiling is legitimate

The regional rule on raising the ceiling to 1,800 patients for GPs in disadvantaged areas upheld by Constitutional Court

In a recent ruling by the Constitutional Court, the regional rule in Sardinia that allows general practitioners operating in disadvantaged areas to have up to 1,800 patients has been upheld. The rule, which was challenged by the Council of Ministers, has now been deemed fully legitimate by the court.

The law, which was approved last May by the Sardinia Region, aimed to address the shortage of general practitioners in certain areas and ensure access to healthcare for all Sardinians. The Constitutional Court found that the provision aligned with the constitutional right to health and the unique geographical and logistical challenges of the region.

Regional health councilor Carlo Doria expressed his satisfaction with the court’s decision, emphasizing the importance of guaranteeing the right to health for all citizens. President of the Region, Christian Solinas, also welcomed the ruling, noting that it recognizes the commitment of the Council to protecting the health of Sardinians.

The ruling sets a precedent for other regions facing similar healthcare challenges and underscores the importance of prioritizing access to healthcare over collective bargaining agreements. It highlights the need for innovative solutions to address the shortcomings of the national health system and ensure quality care for all citizens.

The decision is seen as a significant step towards improving healthcare access in Sardinia and serves as a model for other regions to follow in addressing similar issues.

By Elisabetta Caredda
March 1, 2024

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