Quito Ecuador: 90 doctors resign from public hospital over malpractice law

Posted on January 23, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Health

Eluniverso.com reported that the number of doctors who presented this Wednesday the resignation at the public hospital Pablo Arturo Suárez de Quito as a rejection of the contents of article 146 where the wrongful death by professional malpractice is typified climbed to 90. Patricio Guerrero, representative of Anesthesiology of the Hospital, announced that until past noon waived 90 doctors “post gradistas, specialists and General… which will remain in the hospital (which is currently with around 140 doctors) will be residents and students”. He also added that in 15 days the resignations will become effective since they must comply with the legal administrative process that requires the Ministry of work relations. Read Article

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