Last week’s efforts to also include private sector general practitioners in the weekend on-call program of the island’s General Health Scheme (Gesy) have – so far – failed to bear fruit.
This is what Philenews reported on Thursday, adding that the response from doctors who were invited to express interest in participating from their personal practices was relatively faint. And that there was no time for proper preparation, anyway.
On Wednesday, Ministry of Health officials held a new meeting on this issue in a bid to evaluate the state of play of on-call clinics.
And to also study the ways of expanding the on-call clinics with the involvement of private doctors.
However, it is obvious that – at least for the coming weekend – the on-call clinics will be undertaken only by state doctors.