Dr. Gentle to Shansky, Specializes in pediatrics at a hospital in the center of the country, spoke this morning (Wednesday) with Anat Davidov and Guy Peleg on 103FM and shared the unlikely schedule she has to deal with: “Many people do not understand that beyond 26 hours of shift we work full time in the mornings, Sometimes there is time for a break and sometimes not. “
“On days when I am on duty I get to work at 8:00 in the morning, sometimes there is no time for lunch because there is so much congestion in the hospital, so I continue into the night until 8:00 in the morning the next day, at the end of the shift there is a morning shift that sometimes lasts an hour Or two more hours, “she added.
She says that every time an intern exceeds 26 hours he has to report it, “I know of places that do not take care of it, I have friends who have reprimanded them for reporting. Many times do not pass a ticket and keep working, this reality is not only terrible but no Adherence to our working conditions. “
“Outwardly every time you present it it is clear to everyone that working 26 hours in a row is inhuman and illogical,” she added. But she claims part of the problem is inwardly, “A lot of veteran doctors say we are a generation of weepers and that they worked harder than us. People think that just because they worked that way is the way to work. The challenge here is to think outside the box. medical intern”.
When asked about adding standards, she replied that “all these promises we hear for years do not come true, and the solutions do not come true. We need to change the way we think about our work and our earning method.”
“One of the problems today is that our main salary is from shifts. Two thirds of the salaries do not come from a full.time base salary, I earn less than NIS 7,000 on it. The rest of the salary comes from overtime and shifts. I will be so dependent on shifts so I can continue to work nights because there is no choice, we understand that but it is possible to work nights in a humane way, “she added.
At the end of her speech, she referred to the threat of resignation of the interns if their shifts are not shortened: “We are not happy to resign and do not want to. I worked very hard to get where I am, I am in love with my job but next week our permit will expire and Minister Barbibai Change or meet our requirement. “
“If she does not sign, and has not implemented the shortening plan, then we will issue a two.week notice before dismissal and be forced to resign. Last night we passed the two thousand mark of signing our petition that everyone understands must change reality,” she concluded.
Assisted in the preparation of the article: Ofri Glichman / 103fm