Saxony wants to double the number of places of study in Hungary

Online doctors' journal, 08.06.2019

Medical studies

A few weeks before the national elections, a new health sector initiative presents plans against the shortage of doctors.

DRESDEN. The number of medical centers funded by Saxony in Pécs in Hungary is expected to double to 40 by the end of two years. This has announced a new initiative for health care in Saxony in Dresden, which includes Health Minister Barbara Klepsch (CDU), the KV Saxony, the Saxon State Medical Association, the hospital society from Saxony and AOK Plus.

Tuition fees for the 20 new places in Hungary per year will be installed in the Free State of Saxony. Students must engage in continuing education after becoming general practitioners, then have worked for at least five years as a general practitioner in a rural area of ​​Saxony.

Criticism of the coalition partner

This initiative is the result of a letter addressed to Minister Klepsch by KV Sachsen, the Saxon State Medical Association, the Hospitalgesellschaft Sachsen and the AOK Plus in October 2017 and in which they developed theses on medical care in Saxony.

The initiative is strongly criticized by both the SPD coalition partner and the opposition in parliament. "Who uses medical and nursing care as a campaign platform should not be surprised if people lose trust in state institutions," said spD political spokesman Holger Mann.

He called Klepsch's proposals "after 55 months of tenure", but three months before the election, "unfortunately too late". "Why has the minister waited for national elections to be imminent," says left-wing health spokeswoman Susanne Schaper. "Let the ads follow the acts, I only believe when I experience them."

100 additional study places per year

In fact, this initiative has many announcements and requests. It takes 100 extra places a year for medicines in Saxony. The SPD, which heads the university's science department, recently rejected the request for new study places, deemed unnecessary.

But now, the SPD politician, Mann, has criticized the fact that Klepsch had not already asked for it during the 2016 and 2018 budget discussions. The initiative also aims to ensure that university selection procedures become mandatory for candidates. At the PJ, students should receive better financial support than before. From when and how much it should happen, the initiators do not say it.

Another announcement is that mentorship programs for GPs should be "developed". More recently, IG Med had criticized KV Sachsen and Minister Klepsch and Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) for appeals, which often go back four years and often reach several hundred thousand. euros.

The initiative aims to test projects such as vaccination buses, satellite practices, mobile medical practices and patient buses for rural supply. However, when they come and how exactly they should look like it was not said. (SVE)

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