After general practitioners and specialists, it is the turn of dentists to express their refusal of contributions to the health insurance for the self-employed (AMI), which have been “imposed” on them, and announce a national strike on January 20 .
The National Federation of Unions of Dentists in the Liberal Sector in Morocco (FNSMD), expressed its refusal and the dismay of dentists after the publication of the contribution rates they must pay, as part of the deployment of the site of generalization medical coverage.
Thus, the Federation evokes a ” injustice in the implementation of health coverage and the retirement system for dentists and the policy of deaf ears adopted by those in charge, ignoring the difficult situation of the sector, which threatens the bankruptcy of many practices“.
In this sense, the Federation highlights “ the peculiarity of the dental profession and which is characterized mainly by the fact that the majority of dentists in Morocco are young and at the beginning of their career, and more by the fact that half of the practitioners in the liberal sector are women (56%)“.
According to the Federation which represents dentists in Morocco, ” the implementation of the social protection system as imposed by the decision-makers portends catastrophic consequences which will be a direct cause of its failure, especially since the new dentists and practice owners, who represent the majority, are in a situation difficult and will not be able to meet their obligations to pay the high subscription rate“.
As a reminder, and as part of the generalization of social coverage, dentists will have to contribute on the basis of a flat-rate income of 3 times the minimum wage (8486.13 DH), for professionals who have been practicing for less than 5 years , which brings their contribution to 540.56 DH / month for medical coverage and 848.61 DHS / month for retirement which is optional until 2025 (contribution rate 6.37% for medical coverage and up to 10% for retirement).
For dentists working between 6 and 35 years old, the flat-rate income has been defined at 4 * SMIG (11,314.84 DH), i.e. a contribution of 720.75 / month as well as 1131.48 for retirement which is optional until 2025, while for dentists practicing for 35 years, the flat-rate income has been set at 3 * minimum wage (8,486.13 DH), for a medical contribution of 540.54 DH / month in addition to non-compulsory retirement until 2025 which amounts to 848.61 DH / month.
Assuming that these rates are too high, the National Federation of Unions of Dentists in the Liberal Sector in Morocco expressed its rejection of the rates imposed by decision-makers, stressing ” the frustration of dentists, who saw their dream turned into a nightmare after being informed of the total fees that will be costly for them, after the generalization of the various services at the end of 2025, mentioned in the framework law on social protection“.
To this end, the Federation announces a program of struggle, the first step of which will be the call for a national strike by dentists in the liberal sector in Morocco on Thursday, January 20, which will coincide with the strike by doctors in the liberal sector ( general practitioners and specialists), also scheduled for the same day, thus asking the authorities concerned to open a serious and responsible dialogue on the legitimate claims of dentists.
It should be recalled that the unions representing liberal doctors (general practitioners and specialists), have also expressed their refusal of contributions to the MAI, qualifying them ” inequitable“, In relation to the contributions imposed on pharmacists, notaries and architects.
On the other hand, the CNSS, manager of this Big construction site, and after the adoption of draft decree n ° 2.21.290 implementing law n ° 98.15 relating to the basic AMO regime and law 99.15 relating to creation of a pension scheme for the benefit of categories of professionals, self-employed workers and self-employed persons exercising a liberal activity, proceeded to automatic registrations of doctors by asking them for additional files by SMS or by letters recommended.
The unions of general practitioners and specialists, announced in a press release that they will not respond to these calls and agree to pay the penalties that this may generate until the settlement of the situation of physician contributions, compliance with the principle of equity, and alignment with other senior executives (pharmacists, notaries, etc. who are 3 times the minimum wage).