The medical specialists present their action plan pre-election

Les médecins spécialistes présentent leur plan d’action préélectoral

Photo: Michaël Monnier Archives The Duty
The president of the FMSQ, Diane Francoeur

At the dawn of the electoral campaign, the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ) unveils an action plan to make health care more accessible to patients, and also in order to show their achievements, at a time when the CAQ does not conceal its intention, if elected, to reopen the agreement of the doctors negotiated with the liberal government.

This agreement was signed in February. The FMSQ has held a press conference Thursday in Montreal to show Quebecers that it has not been inactive since then.

Among other activities, she argued the twinning between centres of care, lack of anaesthetists, and teams located in larger centres to provide better access to patients in the region.

She also presented a plan to show that the medical specialists have also planned the future. In it are 14 measures, such as expanding the opening hours of the imaging services (ct scan [CT scan], and MRI) in hospitals, multiply the interdisciplinary teams for patients with chronic diseases and the launch of a twinning similar to that in place for anesthesiologists in the region, but this time for general surgery.

The agreement “gave us wings,” said at a press conference the president of the FMSQ, Diane Francoeur.

According to her, the collaboration finally established with the ministry of Health has enabled the creation of these new measures of access to care.

But the minister of Health, has been flayed for the signature of the agreement with the doctors and specialists, with some blaming him for having made too large wage increases.

The day before, during a debate between the representatives of the four largest political parties in quebec, Gaétan Barrette has said that the question to ask is whether Quebecers have for their money “.

Ms. Francoeur has indicated that doctors will be well to best deliver care that is available when the next four years — the duration of the electoral mandate — if it can implement its plan in a peaceful way, rather than wasting these years in the confrontation.