Next week, the Dominican Medical Association will celebrate the Dominican Doctor’s Week with multiple activities.
Regarding the commemoration, the National Board of Directors expressed that this 130th anniversary of the guild comes with the celebration of great achievements and with the regret for the number of doctors who have fallen ill with COVID-19 and have died.
The board, headed by Dr. Waldo Suero, assured that despite the pandemic, the best achievements have been obtained, such as the agreement signed with the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, the implementation of pensions with 100 percent of the last salary plus incentives, a 30 percent salary increase, as well as incentives for emergency physicians, intensivists and first year residents.
Other achievements highlighted by the directive are the more than 3 thousand appointments since the beginning of the administration in 2019, salary leveling, increase of pensions to 50 thousand pesos, implementation of recertification, among others.
The commemoration will begin on Tuesday, August 17 with a mass for the 130th anniversary of the Dominican Medical College and for deceased doctors, at the Pasados Presidentes Hall, at 7:30 am.
At 9:00 a.m. a breakfast with the press will be held at the College’s restaurant.
At 1:00 p.m. a luncheon with Past Presidents, Masters of Medicine and members of the Board of Directors.
On Wednesday 18 an offering will be deposited at the Altar of the Homeland at 9:00 a.m..
At 11:00 a.m., the Masters of Dominican Medicine Award will be presented at the Dr. Durán Bracho Hall.
On Thursday 19, at 9:00 a.m., a wreath will be placed at the Dr. Durán Bracho Bust in memory of the deceased past presidents.
At 7:30 pm there will be a conference on the Impact of the pandemic on the mental health of doctors in the Dominican Republic, by Dr. José Miguel Gómez, via Zoom.
On Friday 20 there will be a wreath in honor of the doctors who died in the pandemic, at the Monument of the Fallen Doctors by COVID-19.
At 1:00 p.m. there will be a luncheon conference on the Role of the medical woman in her career, to be given by Dr. Mery Hernandez, at the school’s Night Club.