ECUADOR – Doctors threaten to resign from hospitals in large numbers if new penal codes are passed

Posted on October 22, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health reported that With white aprons hanging on the gate and black ties, yesterday joined the hospital doctors rejection Baca Ortiz Penal Code.

In posters, patients read: “For 15 years I taught studio to kill, we are human beings, not gods, we are not criminals.”

Doctors in the province resign en masse in all hospitals if approved the new Code, which includes a penalty of 3-5 years in prison for malpractice if kills a person.

Francisco Barriga, anesthesiologist and president of the Medical Association of the Baca Ortiz, said that 287 doctors may quit if approved this article, go to the hospital because the most critical cases in the country. So far this year have served 13,056 surgeries, 70% are of congenital heart disease and severe burns. read article

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