Hermann GrÃ¶he, the German Health minister, announces publicly his wish to enforce a larger medical coverage of Germanyâ€™s rural areas.
â€œYoung doctors should commit themselves to take over a practice in rural areas. Of course, such actions should also be stimulated with some advantages such as better access to further and constant training or other types of incentives.â€
Such advantages should also be granted to those who undertake a voluntary social year, as for example in the emergency services. â€œIn some states and in some universities, such arrangements were already practiced successfullyâ€ stated the Minister of health.
GrÃ¶he also stated that the waiting time for a medical appointment for any ensured patient should be shortend.
For the ministers proposal of shorter Â waiting times for medical appointments with specialists, the German Medical Association has proposed the introduction of an â€œUrgent Transfer Measureâ€ so that the General Practitioners can quickly convey their insured patients to a specialist doctor.
As a closing statement GrÃ¶he says that the health system in Germany should not be criticized:
â€œIf you are really seriously ill, you will receive professional medical care in Germany. No other country offers faster medical care from qualified specialist doctors than Germany.â€
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