Daniel Jimenez, Assistant Secretary AMPROSsaid the reference hospital in pediatrics from the province of Mendozaon Dr. Umberto Noti Pediatric Hospital, there are fewer and fewer specialists and warned that this is due to lack of training or because they emigrate to other provinces and even to other countries such as Spain. He warned that this prevented a positive future forecast.
Jimenez warned that today the situation in the model pediatric hospital is critical and attributes this to two main factors: the increase in demand as respiratory diseases increase, and the lack of professionals in pediatrics. Regarding the latter, he said that “they do not appear in the residencies. I realized that this year there were 15 places for the pediatric residency and only 5 were presented, unlike other years, that it was a very popular specialty.”
The interviewee of Radio MDZ explained that there is a lack of training in pediatrics and in several key specialties for the health of the youngest. “A medical specialist must study 6 years of career plus 4 years of specialty and then for a subspecialty, such as neonatology or intensive care, another 3 years are needed. It takes a long time to train them and this is not reflected in the salary, because a recently graduated doctor takes almost the same as one who has a specialty or subspecialty.
Mendoza has only 3 qualified pediatric hospitals: in a public area Umberto Noti and in private or social affairs Fleming and on Spanish hospital. And while the Deputy Secretary of AMPROS He said he would not transfer to other hospitals, warning that “many professionals are migrating to other countries where they find better working conditions, and that is unfortunate. Many migrate to Spain, where neonatologists have an approximate salary of 5,000 or 6,000 euros a month.
That is, “this does not escape the problems of the country and the macroeconomy. Many young people are graduating and thinking about leaving. This is serious because we can not make a forecast for the coming years, which allows us to have excellent health and quality. has always provided nightswho receives the most complex pathologies. “
In addition, many doctors go to other provinces, such as St. Louiswho have a spectacular infrastructure, but without professionals, then offer great working conditions and salaries. In contrast, c Mendoza“In 2020, he” rewarded “health professionals with a 0% increase, like all civil servants. And a year without a raise leaves us with half the salary in our pockets, adding the fact that in the other parity inflation has exceeded the limits of increase. “