The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands settled its debt with professionals Islands orthoprosthetic before the end of the year, and was confirmed yesterday in committee responsible for the area maximum, Bridget Mendoza.
In response to the People's Party deputy Maria Teresa Pulido on the debt situation of 1.4 million, the government and the Archipelago orthopedics, Mendoza acknowledged the delay in payments, but said it was the responsibility of the Government the State "financial failure".
"Gran Canaria and have everything paid for for it has already been used the first phase of the Regional Liquidity Fund (FLA) and also use the second and third installments, to be paid in late November and late December. In Tenerife situation is exactly the same, so that as of today in all the islands or have already paid the bills or are in process to do it now, "said the minister before contradict Pulido, stating that" the debt is is from June 15 and will be resolved with the FLA ".
The parliamentarypopular group said during his turn to speak to the situation of the sector in the Islands was "desperate" and insisted that "there are professionals who are owed bills since 2011".
"I notice that the PP presented at the plenary of the parliament a motion orthoprosthetic law providing for that, as happened with pharmacies, setting a payment schedule and signed an agreement with orthopedics to recognize debt and bank financing create mechanisms and meets monthly payment obligations, "said Pulido, for which" the provision orthopedic Islands is not appropriate because there is no clear regulation and lack of equity and solidarity between the two provinces, not to mention that the catalog is outdated because it is the year 2004. "
"Regulatory change?, Are you talking of the need for regulatory change?" Snapped Mendoza. "If I need it, why did not earlier when the budget was higher and allowed to do much more now that we have so many limitations?-In reference to the PP was in charge of the Ministry of Health until 2009 -. I worry that you do not pay to much for orthopedics, because I guarantee you will not go away and that they are paying and will continue to do, and I worry more to explain to pensioners and people with disabilities now, from the Royal Decree16/2012 have imposed you will have to pay for a wheelchair or a corset at least 10% of what it costs, where previously it was completely free. "
The Minister of Health of the Canary Islands, Bridget Mendoza, announced yesterday that "soon" will announce steps his Department is taking to indigent persons excluded from public health, in particular undocumented foreigners.
The minister did not give details of the health care formulas being prepared by the Ministry, but guaranteed to be within the law and "institutional loyalty". "No cease to attend who have need to be assisted sanitary whatever their condition, insured or not," said Mendoza before sentencing: "Canary will repair the universality that the State has destroyed."