Closure of obstetric departments in multiple hospitals “object for concern”, says President

President Marcelo may be on a busy schedule visiting the Portuguese diaspora in UK, but he has had time to comment on the weekend’s drama of obstetric units up and down the country being closed. The situation of chronic ‘speciality staff’ shortages has already seen one emergency C-section end in tragedy in Caldas de Rainha. President Marcelo said it is time to look at the health service as a whole and make the necessary changes needed for it to properly respond to the needs of everyday citizens.