President Luis Abinader inaugurated in Santo Domingo East the Eduardo Alexi Specialties and Geriatrics Center of the Pension Fund for Construction Workers (Fopetcons), which will provide services to construction workers from all over the country and to the general public in that district.
This is the first and only center of its kind built by Fopetcons and put into operation in the Municipality of Santo Domingo East, which has been equipped with state-of-the-art technology to provide quality services to patients and their families.
The president expressed his joy that the resources are being used in the right way for the construction of the center. “You already have here a health center and especially a geriatric center to take care of your retirement,” he said.
He instructed the Minister of Labor, Luis Miguel De Camps, to contact SeNaSA, the other private insurances and the National Health Service, so that they come to support the center in the administration process.
The governor also stated that he informed the president of the National Federation of Construction Workers that in the next few days, in addition to a program for the Dominicanization and mechanization of construction work being carried out by the Ministry of Labor, a plan will be drawn up to improve productivity and consequently significantly impact the income of construction workers in the Dominican Republic.
Wage increase for construction workers
For his part, the Minister of Labor and president of FOPETCONST, Luis Miguel De Camps, received instructions from President Abinader for the Ministry of Labor to initiate the analysis processes that will have to conclude with the new salary increase for construction workers in the Dominican Republic.
On the other hand, De Camps highlighted the great importance for the community of the new center, which, he said, represents a tangible and palpable manifestation of the importance of guaranteeing a dignified future for citizens, especially those who have contributed throughout their working lives, in this case, to the literal and figurative construction of our nation.
Likewise, the president of the National Federation of Construction Workers, Pedro Julio Alcántara, thanked the president for accompanying them in the inauguration of this work, which is of great importance for the workers of this productive sector.
The executive director of the Pension Fund for Construction Workers, Faustino de los Santos, also emphasized that this work comes to fill a need that the construction sector had, so that its members can have a place where they can have medical attention.
The new building is located on Proyecto de la Urbanización Yahaira street, kilometer 15 of the Mella highway, in the San Luis Municipal District, Santo Domingo East municipality.
It will provide construction workers and the general public with services in General Medicine, Geriatrics, Pneumology, Orthopedics, Nutrition, Psychiatry, Urology, General Surgery, Neurology and Family Medicine.
At the inauguration of the Specialties and Geriatrics Center, President Abinader was accompanied by the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Mayra Jiménez; Congressmen Alexis Jiménez and Bertico Santana; the Director of National Assets, Rafael Burgos; of INFOTEP, Rafael Santos Badía, and the President of the National Confederation of Union Unity (CNUS), Rafael -Pepe- Abreu.