(CNN Spanish) –– Members and supporters of the Dominican Medical College (CMD) marched this Wednesday to the National Congress to express their disagreement with the Health Risk Insurers (ARS) and the Pension Fund Administrators (AFP).
The president of the CMD, Dr. Senén Caba, assured that the demonstration is against what he described as a “mafia” system.
Among his disagreements, Caba detailed the non-assignment of codes to new specialists, the lack of review of the rates and the rejection of prescriptions.
The Medical College held a 24-hour national work stoppage this Wednesday in emergency clinics and hospitals.
Caba announced that if his claims have not been addressed by next January, the medical union will continue on the streets.
Together with this non-governmental medical group, members of the agricultural unions, drivers and social sectors also marched.
ARS spokesman José Manuel Vargas told CNN that they are calling for dialogue.
“We believe that all sectors should sit at the dialogue table and that our authorities continue to make their best efforts to achieve harmony in the Dominican Social Security System for the benefit of all the actors, and in the first order of the members of the Social Security Family Health”, he said.
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The spokesman for the Presidency, Homero Figueroa, told CNN that they have no comment on the matter.