Due to the disproportionately low allowances, six surgeons out of the total, seven doctors submitted their resignation in a South-Pest hospital – reported by Index. According to the Director General, the situation does not affect the institution’s high level of health care services.
The Director General revealed that negotiations are still going on – the doctors have not yet accepted the increased allowances and the improvement of working conditions. Even though, specialists are needed at the surgical department as on-call duties cannot be organised without them; according to Zsolt Ralovich, it does not influence the institution’s high level of service.
In overloaded hospitals, due to the high amount of emergency patients, doctors are unable to carry out scheduled operations; additionally, their supplement for on-call duty does not differ from other hospitals’ bonuses.
According to napi.hu, if negotiations will not succeed, a problematic situation will emerge in other surgical departments as well – currently, urgent cases of South-Pest Jahn Ferenc Hospital are taken to other overloaded institutions.
Gyula Kincses – new president of the Hungarian Medical Chamber – proposes EUR 3,050 (~ HUF 1 million) gross salary for doctors.
According to Zsolt Ralovich – Director General of Jahn Ferenc South-Pest Hospital and Clinic Institute – the surgical treatment is going well in the institution.
“We strongly reject all the news reporting the hospital’s collapse. None of the emerged numbers are correct – 23 surgeons are working in the hospital, not 7. The resigned doctors have a notice period of two months, their renunciation does not preclude continuous and high-quality health care service. Negotiations are still going on; however, the hospital’s management has started to consult with other surgeon specialists as well” – reported the Director General to MTI.
Source: index.hu; napi.hu