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Minister of Health receives representatives of National Union of Private Doctors

The Minister of Health, Abderrahmane Benbouzid, received representatives of the National Office of the National Union of Liberal Doctors, as part of “strengthening dialogue” with social partners, according to a ministry statement issued today, Tuesday.

The same source stated that, “as part of strengthening and promoting dialogue with the social partners called for by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Mr. Benbouzid met yesterday, Monday, October 18, 2021, at the headquarters of his ministry, with representatives of the National Office of the National Union of Liberal Doctors (SNML) headed by Dr. Mustapha ben Brahem.

The statement indicated that the meeting – which was held in an atmosphere of confidence – was “an opportunity for the Minister of Health to confirm the government’s commitment to enhancing the achievements made by the sector,” expressing “his readiness to listen to all the concerns and suggestions presented by the union to improve the professional and social situation of liberal doctors as well as the current situation of the sector in general.” .

According to the statement, this session was devoted to examining “many issues of concern to practitioners,” and the minister hailed “the instructions issued by President Tebboune regarding completing the process of dialogue with social partners, given the importance of resolving outstanding problems,” noting “ the great role” played by unions at the local and national levels as “an essential part of the dialogue process.”

During the meeting, Mr. Benbouzid stressed the need to seize the opportunity for change available at the present time in order to achieve a real qualitative leap to modernize the sector, through effective and meaningful participation in sessions and meetings, implementing the strong political will established by the President of the Republic to raise the basic issues of concern to both sides and setting standards for a constructive partnership in accordance with health requirements at all levels.”

For their part, the union members raised a number of concerns, including “their professional situation and the need to adapt it to the current requirements as well as the challenges they face in the field. They also made suggestions on ways to improve the health system and social and professional conditions through comprehensive fundamental reforms.”

The same source added that the talks extended to “raising the important issues and the various problems that all health practitioners are experiencing, both in the public or private sectors.”

At the conclusion of the meeting, the Minister of Health called on the union members to “participate in the workshops scheduled in the upcoming national sessions of the health sector, which will be devoted to presenting the views of the participants to improve the national health system by putting forth appropriate suggestions and solutions to all the problems raised.

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