16.07.2021 – 12:25
Prime Minister Rama said yesterday that he is working to set up a network of informants inside hospitals to fight the corruption of white shirts.
During his speech before the “Queen Geraldine” maternity doctors, the head of government said that the state administration will be cleansed of those who take bribes to provide services. “These things that are happening, fortunately, are the first signs of a change that will deepen and of a movement that will become more and more inclusive at every level. The state cannot be a ‘rifugio pecatorium’ for sinners and predators at the expense of the citizens who keep the state afloat with their contributions.
One cannot sin with the blood of patients, one cannot sin with the tears of family members, one cannot sin with the sweat of citizens in any system within the general state system. “These are sins that go far beyond the personal and involve in a very dangerous way, often as a deadly collective, common cancer,” said the head of government.
The Prime Minister spoke about the measures that the government is taking to fight corruption. “We are in the process of building a whole anti-corruption network, on our part, not on the part of the new justice, to put under double pressure our entire public system, not just our health system, but the entire public system. , because all that we do, loses a significant part of their value, in case the system continues to feed parasites and predators, who are there to serve the state of the people.
This is why even in hospitals, we have started to establish and will extend to the end, as in all direct service institutions to the public, the network of individuals who will be there just for this work, to share or to contribute to the separation of the wet from the dry. There can be no fight against corruption if that fight does not take place within the state, that is, within all institutions and all systems of organization of the executive power where public funds are managed, where salaries are paid with citizens’ taxes and where people receive services.
There can be no war against evil if it is divided between the executive power, which stands at a barricade, and those outside this power, at all levels, whether in the ranks of crime or in the ranks of whom until yesterday. has abused power “, said Rama.
The head of government ironized the protest a few days ago of a group of QSUT doctors against the arrest of two of their colleagues for corruption. “I was very impressed, to be honest, a few days ago, a gathering of doctors with a spokesman demanding the legalization of bribery. It was really impressive in terms of the level of courage and the shamelessness of the proposal. Certainly the level of remuneration of doctors and nurses should be increased and we will increase it, as we have increased in previous years. Just as this in itself does not say it all, because with hospital autonomy, we want to move to another level of conceiving the doctor’s reward, creating of course a floor, but also creating the possibility that on that floor, “Doctors should not be paid the same, but should be paid according to the effort and the volume of service and, of course, the quality of service they provide individually”, said Rama.
Speaking about the government’s strategy to make a more objective assessment of doctors in hospitals, the Prime Minister said that hospital autonomy is being aimed at. “The goal to achieve hospital autonomy, not as a goal in itself, but as an instrument to increase capacity in all aspects, is already in an advanced process, just as the goal to create a space is in an advanced process. uninfected communication and interaction between white shirts and patients and their families.
I want to assure you that we are very aware and very concerned, we have not closed our eyes and we have not slept, about the need to increase the remuneration of doctors and nurses. We will make a gradual increase, to reach within 4 years, 40% promised. When it will be 40, in 3 or 4 years, it depends on the dynamics of income, but it is certain that we will achieve this goal.
Just as we will do our best to create the conditions on the floor as soon as possible, because when we talk about reward according to performance, we do not talk about reward under the floor, if a category within the body has this salary, this salary does not move, here we talk about increase on it based on performance. We will try to bring this as soon as possible “, said Rama.