The most representative union in the public function calls for mass tests to be carried out on health personnel and denounces the arrival of protection material “with droppers”
TheIndependent Trade Union and Official Central(CSIF), the majority union in the civil service, accuses thegovernmentof having ignored the requirements of theWorld Health Organization(WHO), revealed by EL MUNDO, in which it was urged to collect the necessary medical equipment to face the coronavirus pandemic and, consequently, considers that the infections and deaths that have occurred among health personnel “can constitute crimes against workers for violation of labor prevention regulations, injuries and reckless homicide. “
In this sense, the union, which has already filed a complaint with the Supreme Court and has carried out legal proceedings in all the autonomous communities, notes that, despite the “slight improvement in healthcare pressure” that has been detected in the emergency departments of hospitals, ICUs “continue to be at the limit throughout the country” and those affected by theMadrid’s community,SalamancaYCceres.
The hospitals in the worst situation, according to their data, are those ofMadrid,Vall d’Hebrn,Albacete,Soria,Segovia,Costa del Sol,General of Alicante,Alczar de San Juan,FaithfromValencia,ValladolidYSalamanca.
“The materials,” denounces the union center, “arrive with droppers as well as the tests.” And he adds: “Many are still stored awaiting distribution.” For CSIF it is essential to carry out the tests “immediately” on all health professionals in order to stop the chain of contagion and even allow those who have been sent home for presenting symptoms to return to work, in the in case the test result was negative.
The union, despite admitting that the collapse of the emergencies has been “partially” solved by enabling spaces such as coffee machines, hallways and libraries and thanks to the entry into operation of the macro hospital built inIpheme, insists that the most serious problem remains in theIntensive Care Unitsthat they are “300% of their real capacity”.
The control unit reviews the hospital situation and points out, for example, how theGregorio MaranfromMadridIt has expanded its useful space with an attached field hospital but it is attended by the same personnel with the help of troops from theProvincial Institute of Rehabilitation.
InCataluaBoth ICUs and emergencies are “at the limit” and both in theBellvitgelike inVall d’Hebron, the cleaning groups are still unprotected.
InCastilla y Len, where the ICUs have not yet collapsed, lack of nursing personnel, mainly inSoriaYSegovia.
TheValencian CommunityFor its part, the ICUs of nine hospitals are saturated. In this case, CSIF uses its own data because, as it explains, theConsellera de Sanitatdoes not provide information to social partners.
InAndalusian, the situation is “uneven”. WorryPomegranateYCdiz. This last province due to the high number of infected professionals.
Castilla la Mancha, according to the union, lives the worst situation in places likeAlczar de San JuanYToledo.AragnHowever, he has 35% free spaces in intensive care units but the pressure is gradually increasing and they already anticipate problems for the next week.Estremaduraregisters saturation for the moment but themeetingurgently calls for reinforcement of nurse assistants for residential centers for the elderly.
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