The Minister of Health, Abdelhak Saihi, received, on Tuesday, members of the Algerian National Union of Psychologists, as part of the series of consultative meetings that the ministry initiated with the social partner, according to a statement issued today, Wednesday by the same ministry.
The same source indicated that “all the problems that this medical corps is going through” were addressed. The head of the Algerian National Union of Psychologists, Khaled Keddad, reviewed “a number of concerns, especially with regard to revising the Basic Law on Psychologists according to new data and perceptions.”
He also called for the need to “improve working conditions and raise the level of employment and continuous training, as well as remote training,” in addition to the involvement of this group in advisory councils.
In the same context, he explained that “the basic laws for health employees, which were established in 2008, no longer meet the needs and requirements of employees,” stressing “the importance of taking care of all issues and concerns raised by the various social partners.”
Finally, the minister expressed his “satisfaction and optimism with this meeting while suggesting to organize periodic consultative meetings to study and follow up on all proposals in full transparency and credibility,” according to the statement.