This has been heard on the cabinet of Minister of Health Maggie De Block (Open VLD), who already yesterday indicated that he wanted to put the measures “on hold”. One of those decisions gives the governors the opportunity to reclaim personnel. Another decree allows nurses to perform more tasks that previously could only be done by nurses. The dissatisfaction with the legal texts already led to strike notices in hospitals. It was also the reason that the care staff of the Brussels Sintpieters hospital turned their back on Prime Minister Wilmès during her visit.
At the weekly meeting of the so-called super core, it was decided on Saturday to withdraw the two decisions. Technically speaking, two new KBs must now be taken that negate the effects of the previous two.
In addition, there is also an agreement in principle about a maximum price for the serological tests to Covid-19 by general practitioners. Serological tests check whether someone has antibodies against the coronavirus and has therefore been infected. There is a refund of 9.60 euros for certain target groups.