Vaccination, extension of health center hours and more organization of services

Vaccination, extension of health center hours and more organization of services

Not all measures contained in this 2022-2023 winter seasonal response plan are new. The Secretary of State for Health Promotion, Margarida Tavares, referred to the DN after the plan was announced. “There are measures that have already been used in previous years”, but what is intended now is for them to be more effective. Or … Read more

Taxation at the service of people and the economy

Taxation at the service of people and the economy

Taxation is a relevant instrument for achieving public policy objectives and strategies. That is why the OE2023 introduces tax changes to improve household income and the competitiveness of companies. And, as in the response to the pandemic, taxation also contributes to the imperative response to the short-term difficulties brought about by the invasion of Ukraine, … Read more

The joy of teaching and learning

The joy of teaching and learning

One of the consequences of the pandemic prolonged in time was the greater attention to mental health deeply affected, especially in the period of confinement. A recent study published on the National Health Service (SNS) portal based on a questionnaire online aimed at various careers and professional categories, between May and August 2020, reveals that … Read more

Minister of Health meeting with unions, the Medical Association and ARS

Minister of Health meeting with unions, the Medical Association and ARS

The Minister of Health, Marta Temido, began meetings with trade unions and the Order of Doctors in the early afternoon, following the closure of the Gynecology and Obstetrics emergencies in some hospitals in the Lisbon region. During the morning, the Minister of Health met as clinical directors of several hospitals in the Lisbon region, a … Read more

There are more doctors, nurses and women in Health, but more leaving hospitals

There are more doctors, nurses and women in Health, but more leaving hospitals

More doctors but less in hospitals In 2020, there were 5.6 doctors in Portugal per 100 thousand inhabitants, 0.2 more per 1000 inhabitants than in 2019. An increasing trend that has been observed since 2004. Data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) released yesterday, within the scope of World Health Day, reveal that, in 2020, … Read more

″All in agreement and prepared to increase sanctions″. Gas embargo ″not excluded″

″All in agreement and prepared to increase sanctions″.  Gas embargo ″not excluded″

Eurogroup President Paschal Donohoe revealed this Monday in Luxembourg that the finance ministers of the eurozone are “all in agreement and prepared” to strengthen sanctions against Russia. Donohoe made the statement after the Economy Commissioner, Paolo Gentiloni, defended that the massacre in Bucha city “justifies a new taking of measures”. The Russian gas embargo is … Read more