Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Institute Alternative (IA), Centre for Development of Non-Governmental Organizations (CDNGO) and Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro (CIN MNE) appeal for removal of all obstacles as soon as possible and creation of conditions for normal functioning of the Doctors Chamber of Montenegro whose work is being obstructed by the Ministry of Health of Montenegro in various manners for almost a year.
Current leadership of the Doctors Chamber is facing grave difficulties in performing their statutory jursidiction which consequently does not contribute to improvement of health system, professional capacities of the staff, ethical and professional standards and interests of doctors.
It is not only doctors profession that is at the loss, but all citizens for whom is of key importance to have professional and expert system that can offer them a quality health protection.
Doctors Chambers is autonomous and free in its work, and may be a useful part of the health system as a whole. Ministry of Health should follow what are requests and opinion of doctors profession even when its severe critic, and not be someone who will restrict with pressures and impose a course of action of this professional organization. It is the only manner in which they can be allies in recovery of the Montenegrin health system.
It is interest of the entire Montenegro society to have a quality system of heatlh protection. And this system may only be if it developes solely on the basis of professionalism and expertise in which construction Doctors Chamber as a professional association has a leading role since its objective is to pass protocols on healing in order to create safe ambience for work of doctors and recovery of patients.
We invite doctors to pass decisions freely and in accordance with their conscience, but also responsibly both to their profession and to the entire society in order to increase quality of health protection of all citizens in Montenegro. Doctors have earned their membership in the Assembly of Doctors Chamber with trust of their colleagues and they are responsible to them for their work, but they also have an obligation to, by conscientious acting, respect the highest standards of a responsible medical profession, to be civilly responsible and contribute to strenghtening of reputation of profession.
Ana Novakovic, Executive Director, Centre for Development of Non-Governmental Organizations (CDNGO)
Daliborka Uljarevic, Executive Director, Centre for Civic Education (CCE)
Milka Tadic Mijovic, President, Centre for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro (CIN MNE)
Stevo Muk, President of MB, Institute Alternative (IA