Social Security system in danger of collapse
The National Association of Private Clinics (Andeclip) and labor unions are warning that the Dominican Social Security System (SDSS) could collapse if the 289,000 foreigners who registered under the National Regularization Plan are included in the system as agreed by the National Social Security Board (CNSS).
Andeclip president Dr. Rafael Mena and Pedro Julio Alcantara, General Secretary of the National Federation of Workers in the Construction Industry, Wood and Construction Materials (Fenticommc) say that around five million Dominicans are still not covered by the system but the CNSS wants to solve the health problems of Haitians.
They stated that the addition of the 289,000 foreigners would lead to the collapse of the social security system. Mena warned that malaria, TB, Hepatitis B and other infectious diseases have already increased as a result of the large numbers of Haitians entering the country.
He added that Haitians were already occupying most hospital and maternity beds, leaving insufficient space for Dominicans.
Source: DR1, Elnacional
Nov 17, 2015
Category: DR News |