General practitioners (GPs) inside the national wellbeing plan (Gesy) grumbled on Monday that the wellbeing priest and the medical coverage association (HIO) had not educated them regarding a potential compensation cut because of the coronavirus lockdown.
In a letter to the HIO and the wellbeing clergyman, the Forum of GPs under Gesy, said they had just learned through the media that the HIO was thinking about compensation cuts.
“For the clergyman to state there will be pay slices to general experts with unconfirmed proof on the reasons and to be educated by the media of these expectations of HIO with no logical help, is at any rate heartbreaking on his part,” the gathering said.
The GPs said the HIO and the pastor have been educated inappropriately about the work the specialists have been doing since the lockdown. They said during the coronavirus lockdown they kept on working, and for certain GPs their remaining burden multiplied.
“By and large we were called to direct a home visit, and to inspect crisis circumstances, where the patient couldn’t be supported by any medical clinic crisis office,” said the letter routed to Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou.
They likewise needed to manage the additional pressure, discouragement and awful encounters of patients managing the lockdown conditions or self-separating. “So our work has extended around there and our all out time with patients has expanded however in an alternate manner,” the GPs said.
They included a few GPs contracted coronavirus and put their lives at serious risk, and a lot more GPs added to the battle against the infection. Contrasted with the remainder of western nations.
The GPs said in Cyprus they get the most reduced compensation, and that piece of their per capita salary goes to paying secretarial costs, medical attendants, hardware and upkeep of workplaces.
On Sunday the senior supervisor of the HIO, Andreas Papaconstantinou, told the Cyprus Mail there was no decision however to attempt to diminish costs on the grounds that the incomes have diminished fundamentally, because of the lockdown.
“We are attempting with little deviations to remain feasible during circumstances such as the present,” he said. “We have just addressed the general experts around a 10 percent cut in their rates, which isn’t an absurd sum in these conditions.
It is to everybody’s greatest advantage for the wellbeing plan to be suitable.” GPs are paid €100 per enrolled persistent every year with a roof of 2,500 patients which converts into yearly income of €250,000 for a few.