The reactions continue after the statements of the Superintendent of Social Security, Pamela Gana, after having proposed, as a measure to stop the issuance of fraudulent medical licenses, that the number of licenses that doctors can issue per day be limited.
The authority held in conversation with The Mercury, that the idea can be included as an indication in the bill that seeks to increase penalties and fines for all those who issue medical licenses without justification. However, the proposal generated a transversal rejection not only from the political world.
The general secretary of the Medical College (Colmed), José Miguel Bernucci, argued that the increase in licenses is due to multiple factors, so the measure is far from being a solution.
“The problem of increasing medical licenses is far from being solely due to fraudulence, which in fact is quite limited, but is rather multifactorial, and that is why the solution proposed by the superintendent is actually quite far from what can be a real solution,” he told Radio Biobío.
Criticism also came from the ruling party, being the deputy and former Minister of Health, Helia Molina, who called the proposal “absurd.”
“Obviously, there are cases that must be investigated, there are situations that must be resolved from the point of view of ethics, but from there to making a law or regulation that limits the number of medical licenses for doctors is absurd,” he declared.
For his part, Senator Juan Luis Castro (PS) warned that “the just cannot be made to pay for sinners.”
“Not all doctors are involved in this and not all citizens commit an abuse. But it does seem reasonable to me that specific measures be adopted. For example, if we adjust by specialty, by working day, a maximum number of medical licenses can be perfectly established in the averages that already exist,” he said.