Public Health, CMD reiterate opposition to unlicensed doctors
After a series of complaints that many doctors, many from Venezuela, are practicing medicine in the country irregularly (which is a nice way to say ‘illegally’), the Minister of Public Health and the President of the Dominican Medical Association (CMD) are warning that they will not permit this practice to continue in the Dominican Republic.
During a joint press conference, Public Health Minister Altagracia Guzman Marcelino and CMD president Waldo Ariel Suero insisted that health professionals normalize their status regarding the revalidation of medical licenses and fulfill the required year of service. They also warned that the government will penalize private clinics that contract doctors without the proper documentation or license to practice (exequatur) that is required to practice medicine in this country.
Guzman Marcelino ordered the Association of Private Clinics (Andeclip), the National Health Service, the Center of Advanced Medicine (Cedimat), the Metropolitan Hospital of Santiago (HOMS) and the Plaza de la Salud General Hospital to adopt the necessary measures to correct the situation.
Mar 23, 2017
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