IESS wants to recruit health professionals

Last Friday the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS for its Spanish acronym) published a notice in the Socio Empleo website, for general practitioners and specialists to submit their resumes. Until next Thursday whoever wants to apply for the positions must meet three...

Doctors march over Penal Code

According to Vice President of the Federation of Physicians, Victor Alvarez, this Thursday a mobilization will be held from hospitals Eugenio Espejo and Carlos Andrade Marín, to the Council of the Judiciary, because of Article 146 of the Integral Crime Organic Code (COIP for its...

Government keeps defending its position on the COIP

Through press conferences, on Saturday, trough television commercials, the Government has defended the content of the Integral Criminal Code(COIP) before the medical associations’ rejection of Article 146 regarding the  penalties for malpractice. Government representative...

Government and doctors reach agreement over Article 146

Doctors and the government managed to reach an agreement last night about  culpable homicide by professional malpractice, laid down in Article 146 of the Integral Criminal Code (COIP). The proposal of an interpretative clause of clarification in the third paragraph of the article...

Doctors protest at the same time as the officialism

Rejecting Article 146 of the Criminal Code (COIP,) about one thousand doctors protested outside the Ministry of Health yesterday. “We Can’t give guarantees  because we do not sell appliances, we are doctors,” said the posters of medical residents from the...

Solca hospital of Quito suspends attention

Several patients who were scheduled today to get treatment in the hospital of Solca in Quito will have to come back another day, because  the doctors  decided to  not attend outpatients. The reason for the stoppage would be  in rejection to the Criminal Code, which criminalizes...

Some doctors claim that foreign physician will be non-specialised

The Secretary of the medical Federation, Carlos Figueroa, clarified that the doctors requested by the Government to replace Ecuadorian physician who leave the country, are not specialists as required. Last September it was officially reported that 1 000 doctors from Cuba and...