Marcelo Queiroga seeks to expand the supply of specialists and establish professionals in regions of the country with few doctors
Federal government prepares reinforcement for the front line of the THEIR: a plan to expand training programs for newly graduated physicians. The National Plan for Strengthening Residencies in Health will involve an investment of R$ 258 million. The Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, even announced the opening of new programs for resident physicians. The residencies, which new doctors are required to complete, are on-call periods in hospitals and function as a postgraduate course. The minister said that he seeks to expand the supply of specialists and establish professionals in regions of the country with few doctors. There are three government action plans: one is based on educational offerings, another concerns the enhancement of education and the third axis intends to create technical support for the creation of new residency programs. Marcelo Queiroga announced that the government, for the first time, will pay the doctors who receive and instruct newcomers in the residency. The minister said that the current government has invested more than R$3 billion in grants for residents of the country.
*With information from reporter Elisângela Almeida