Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the closing session of the meeting of the National Academies of Medicine of Portugal and Brazil that, this afternoon, took place in the lecture of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa answered questions He said that he did not comment on the EO when it is at the "beginning of the process", but then expressed an expectation. "I have as a principle that the President of the Republic should only speak at the end and not at the From the beginning of the process, but from what I have found in the discussion on health issues and in the positions I have found by the Government, particularly expressed in Parliament, there seems to be an awareness that health is currently deserving a set of increased means. to be able, as a system, to respond to the needs of the Portuguese. This is my reading, we will see if it materializes, "said the head of State. Sousa also answered a question about the possible emigration of Portuguese doctors with references to messages he heard from "representatives" of the Government.
"I was last week at a Hippocratic oath ceremony with hundreds of doctors from medical schools in Lisbon and the Algarve, and the Government representative who was there made an appeal for no doctors to emigrate," he began by describing the head of state. and then explain how I had interpreted this "appeal."
"I understood this appeal as a bet by the public authorities in general to create conditions for doctors to exercise their activity here. I believe that the coming years will be very important to ensure that those who come to the medical practice find even more conditions. to be able to make his career in Portugal and serve Portugal and the Portuguese, "he added.
(tagsToTranslate) Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (t) National Medical Academies of Portugal and Brazil (t) Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto