The Chamber of Deputies approved this Wednesday night (14) the text of the provisional measure that resumed the More Doctors program, which aims to take doctors to the interior of the country.
The basic text was approved by 353 to 58 votes. Now, it will proceed to the Senate – the provisional measure expires on August 1st.
Was voted, in a symbolic way (without counting the votes), a highlight of the PL that changed the text approved on the last day 31 in a mixed committee of the National Congress and that deals with Revalida (National Exam for Revalidation of Medical Diplomas).
This change was agreed with the federal government, according to the leader of the government in the Chamber, José Guimarães (PT-CE), before the voting started.
The project’s rapporteur on the joint committee, senator Zenaide Maia (PSD-RN), had established that doctors would be exempt from the clinical test of Revalida if they were approved in the periodic evaluations of the program. This passage, however, was deleted from the version approved by the House.
The federal government announced the new version of Mais Médicos in March with the opening of 15,000 new vacancies. By the end of 2023, 28,000 professionals will be established across the country, mainly in areas of extreme poverty.
Another novelty in the report approved by the joint committee and endorsed by the Chamber this Wednesday is the possibility of paying a bonus to doctors who have financed their graduation through Fies (Student Financing Fund) and want to do residency in family medicine.
As it is a specialty considered strategic for the SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde), Congress proposed that the doctor earn an incentive equivalent to the outstanding balance when completing, uninterruptedly, 24 months of training to obtain the title.