The workload in anti-covid vaccination centers is becoming heavy. The health executives who operate there are exhausted, which is why they had asked to no longer work on Saturdays and to limit themselves to working hours ” legal ” from Monday to Friday. Khalid Ait Taleb’s department had promised to remedy this, but nothing was done. Health executives are still working on Saturday.
Thus, and in a letter addressed to the Minister of Health, the National Federation of Health affiliated to the UMT, demanded an official announcement of its supervision stipulating the cancellation of work on Saturdays in anti-covid vaccination centers.
The FNS had already seized the supervisory authority for this purpose but also to request the acceleration of the payment of compensation for overtime, food, travel to strengthen the capacities of vaccination centers as well as the improvement of working conditions. .
This request from the SNSF comes at a time when most health personnel are living in unprecedented psychological and social stress that they can no longer bear or manage, underlines the federation in its letter, noting that the burden has been doubled. since the working hours have increased in addition to the ” mentality of some managers who do not take the initiative except to increase the pressure on the staff, especially the women by overwhelming them with new tasks without any consideration of their capacities or conditions ”.
After a long wait, and the delay of the Ministry of Health to respond to this request which is the cancellation of work on Saturdays in the vaccination centers, activated exceptionally during the launch of the vaccination campaign, the FNS explains in its letter that several health executives have expressed their intention to stop unilaterally working on Saturdays since this point is no longer framed by any clear administrative decision. A measure that the SNSF fully supports, she wrote in her letter.
In this sense, the FNS invited Minister Ait Taleb to react quickly by officially announcing the cancellation of work on Saturdays in vaccination centers for health executives and thus avoid more congestion in the sector.
The National Health Federation also invites the Minister to intervene urgently to put an end to the anarchy engendered by certain local, provincial and regional officials, who harass health executives who participate in vaccination instead of motivating them, or even the overruns of certain representatives of the authority who threaten the health executives operating in the vaccination centers.
It should be remembered that the demand for cancellation of work on Saturdays was made by most of the unions representing the health sector. The latter believe that health personnel have been at the frontline in the face of Covid-19 throughout the health crisis. And given the immense workload and lack of human resources, health workers find themselves overwhelmed with work, with no real motivation in return.