The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, left a surprising response to the anger shown by the opposition parties about the lack of places for vocational training students in public health.
It is rare that all the opposition parties are seen united, but the occasion was worth it. PSOE Más Madrid and Vox this Thursday asked for “solutions” due to the lack of internships for Vocational Training (FP) students in the health branch, and the socialists requested the appearance of the Minister of Education, Science, and Universities, Emilio Viciana, in the tree.
The problem occurred because students pursuing vocational training in public health ran out of places in public hospitals because students from private centers took them.
After the leader of Más Madrid, Manuela Bergerot, criticized the “privileges” of private centers, the leader of Madrid left a surprising intervention.
“They have the future in their hands; they have to go out to fight, face the dangers, and live more energetically; that’s how to do it. Tell them how to live,” he explained, ignoring the complaints of the youngest.
For PSOE spokesman Juan Lobato, it is a “dramatic” issue that there is a lack of internship places for FP, and he sees the “lack of capacity” of the community to manage this problem.
Because of this, they will ask that Viciana appear in the Assembly to “put a solution on the table of a “problem” that is “not new because it happened last year; it was warned in September and also in December.”
Finally, the Vox leader of the Chamber of Vallecas, Rocío Monasterio, asked the Regional Executive to “make the effort” and pay for internships for students because “the money is for that” so that young people “prosper.”. “The Community of Madrid must put resources into these practices,” he concluded.
They asked for a solution
The CC.OO Teaching Federation in Madrid has requested from the regional administration a solution that guarantees access to internships for vocational training students in the health sector.
In a statement, the union recalled that in December it warned of the “difficulties” of public vocational training centers in finding a place where to carry out their internships due, CC.OO said, to “various capacity” between them and the private “to pay for it” hospitals. “The former is impossible; the latter is possible,” he said.
The general secretary of the CCOO Teaching Federation in Madrid, Isabel Galvin, raised the number of public centers affected to 24 and explained that “without an internship, there is no degree” for these students.
For this reason, he criticized the Department of Education, Science, and Community at the University of Madrid for “abandoning students who study under its supervision in public centers” and estimated the number of affected students at 800.
Sources from this Ministry acknowledged this week in Europa Press that there are “some difficulties” for students in this branch to do their internships due to the “strong increase in demand” for these studies because the hospitals must integrate them with those of other programs such as MIR, a situation that, they emphasize, also happens in other autonomous communities.
In any case, they clarified that the Ministry of Education is meeting with the directors of educational centers supported by public funds that teach them and with the Ministry of Health to find formulas that allow for an increase in the number of places available.