The National Federation of Doctors (FNAM) and the Independent Union of Doctors (SIM) left the negotiating meeting with the Ministry of Health disappointed, stating that the “Government is at fault” by not sending the proposals to the unions and prolonging “the negotiation deadlock ”. FNAM will advance with strike notice for March 8th and 9th.

“Today unfortunately did not go well. We are still at the same impasse. These meetings are starting to prove to be pointless. We are on February 1, 2023, and we still do not have any concrete measures that solve the problems of the National Health Service (SNS)”, criticised the executive president of FNAM, Joana Bordalo e Sá, after leaving the meeting with the Ministry of Health.