The head of the Health portfolio explained that the continuous entry of professionals into the sector aims to strengthen the health system as well as improve the quality of services.
She also reported that in the last two years, the workforce in the sector increased from 65,294 professionals to 87,161.
"This gain has increased the National Health Service's workforce from 65,294 employees to 87,161 professionals, bringing the number of physicians to 7715 across the country," she said.
The approval of the Statutes of Special Careers in Health for physicians, nurses, diagnostic and therapeutic technicians, hospital support technicians, as well as the remuneration statute was also mentioned by the minister, who considered this step a great gain, which benefited 44,615 professionals .
"We've already had a big gain, in two competitions we already have more than 2,000 doctors who have been admitted to the health sector. In the medical class there were about 2,600 new professionals", highlighted Sílvia Lutucuta.
The minister also admitted that the modernization of medical-hospital care guidelines became essential as it made it possible to add 25,465 professionals, with the completion of public tenders in 2018 and 2019.
"Despite the notable progress seen in strengthening the workforce and its specialization, which are still insufficient, we must work to increasingly promote and invest in the specialization of professionals, both doctors and nurses, who can ensure health care and guarantee the achievement of the proposed objectives in priority areas such as family doctors", he referred.
Sílvia Lutucuta also took the opportunity to reinforce that the Government remains committed to the implementation of policies aimed at improving services in that sector as well as in the specialization of health personnel.