A group of workers from the Nucleus of Sucre and the Rector’s Office of the Universidad de Oriente, in a peaceful concentration in Cumaná, expressed great concern at the loss of preventive and primary care services and Hospitalization, Surgery and Maternity policy (HCM).
For Jesús Rojas, one of the promoters of the activity, one of the main problems suffered by more than 2,000 udist workersis he health Service.
In the past, there was the Self-Administration of Medical Assistance for Workers and Employees (Asmoe), where the human resources of both the Rector’s Office and the Nucleus of Sucre could be treated in Cumaná. In that office there were at least 4 doctors, most of them with specializations in internal and family medicine, as well as nursing staff.
It was also lent health assistance to the relatives of the workers: adults and pediatrics and there was a dentistry office, for check-ups, extractions and minor oral surgeries.
No health services
Currently, Rojas highlighted the closure of all these services and the inefficiency in which the HCM policy of the Comprehensive Health System of the Ministry of Popular Power for University Education, Science and Technology (SISMEU) has been applied in Sucre or outside Caracas. of the Ministry of Education.
“When we get sick we have to go to an outpatient center or hospital and we all know how it is, that there is even fear in many to go. The workers do not have to pay for a consultation and that is why it is necessary to reactivate Asmoe in the short term (…)”.
He also denounced not having HCM servicessince the insurance does not respond to the emergencies and demands of the workers at the time of an accident.
“The policy contracted by SISMEU de Seguros Constitución for 2 thousand dollars is paralyzed. When you go to Gamma Salud they tell you that the services are suspended. Unfortunately on both sides we are without services and that is why we want to reactivate Asmoe, with the workers and union leaders, so that the government authorities activate health care (…) ”, he assured.
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