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04/07/2022 – The CIMO doctors’ union positively judges the news published in the newspapers with which the Management of Area Vasta 5 announced, at a press conference, that it had found a solution to cover shifts in the ER and Emergency Medicine , where, due to the serious shortage of doctors, there was a risk of not being able to guarantee the current levels of assistance.
Thanks to the intervention of our union which had publicly denounced the serious problem, after having unsuccessfully requested a discussion with the management, the top management of AV5 quickly mobilized to find a viable solution. However, while appreciating the commitment of the Management, no information was provided to the trade unions about the nature of the solutions to be adopted, effectively precluding an analysis of the possible repercussions on the organization of work, on the provision of services and on the verification of the compliance with contractual regulations.
We have therefore again asked the General Manager for a discussion on these issues, hoping for a positive response, but we condemn the behavior of the Management which, once again, did not involve the trade unions on such significant issues. Also because we doubt that the proposed solutions, that is the involvement of doctors from other departments on a voluntary basis, can be effective, given that this path has already been taken recently without success, given the lack of adherence to the project by all the doctors consulted.
In fact, at the moment we have news that all the scheduled service shifts have not yet been covered. In addition, the tool of additional services on a voluntary basis is scarcely attractive from an economic point of view considering the commitment, risks and responsibility assumed by the doctor who operates in an emergency-urgency, as its economic value is bound by the contractual provision of 2005. We therefore asked the Department to assess the legal feasibility of proposing a resolution of the regional council that would allow medical managers to be assigned an addendum assignment for carrying out activities in the emergency room, remunerated with rates similar to those proposed to private cooperatives.