The medical community demands that precarious employment contracts be ended.
Colombia's medical community demanded that President Ivan Duque administration repeal a decree requiring health professionals to attend to the COVID-19 pandemic, although they have poor working conditions.
"A decree does not force us to work. Nor does a threat of punishment. We are bound by our vocation and responsibility to the people," Isaza said.
After several days of negotiation, authorities and unions did not reach an agreement. Health workers asked the government to modify article 9 of Decree 538, which obligates doctors to treat COVID-19 cases.
"But they have not accepted it, and they have made a mockery of the commitment they made to the doctors," the Colombian Medical Federation President Sergio Isaza said.
For this reason, on Thursday, four health sector unions withdrew from the discussion table they were holding with this Ministry.
#AlAire "Sin salud no hay gente que pueda trabajar para mantener la economía": Sergio Isaza, presidente de la Federación Médica Colombiana #MañanasBLU.