“Many people wrote to me worried”

The dancer Maura rivera She is an active user of Instagram, a platform where she has almost 1.5 million followers and shares moments from her day to day, as well as from her family.

The former “Red” caused concern among her fans after share an image in the stories from a clinic, so the theory that he was encountering Covid-19 quickly took over the networks. However, what happened was different.

In that sense, she herself explained why she attended the venue: “Yesterday I uploaded a story that was in the clinic, and many people wrote to me worried, I want to tell them that I’m fine, I’m not sick“, He started pointing.

“It was an outpatient procedure, they had to remove a device called“ Mirena ”(…) is to not have buses, contraceptive“He added later, also ensuring that it would not be to have a new baby.


Dentix approaches bankruptcy after receiving ‘no’ from Advent | Companies

Dentix sees the bankruptcy in the rearview mirror. The chain of dental clinics, which invoked the creditors’ pre-bankruptcy in March, is rushing its last options. One of them leaves with the number of Advent, owner of Vitaldent, to take control of the company at this time, according to sources familiar with the company’s situation. Keeps the last conversations with potential investors and the creditor banks to avoid bankruptcy.

Dentix’s situation has become notably complicated in recent months. In January, everything seemed to indicate that KKR – Creditor of the company with a loan of 160 million euros – was going to convert its debt into shares and take control. He selected, in fact, a CEO, Enrique Francia. But just before closing the deal, both France and KKR backed down, noting various “accounting discrepancies.”

In March, with the supplier financing lines closed and a few days before the declaration of the state of alarm, the company invoked Article 5 bis of the Bankruptcy Law to start the creditors’ pre-bankruptcy, a period of three months for a quarter of extension in which they can negotiate with their creditors with shields on their assets. Covid-19, which greatly complicated the situation of Dentix during the spring, suspended the deadline to enter the mandatory tender until January. The company, and not the creditors, can request it at any time.

Since then the owner and founder of Dentix, Angel Lorenzo Muriel, negotiates on the one hand with KKR and the rest of the creditor banks – a union formed by BBVA, Bankia, Santander, CaixaBank, Abanca, Liberbank, Ibercaja and Aresbank– and, on the other hand, with possible investors who guarantee a capital injection. Among them have been Sherpa Capital y Advent.

The latter has been the one that has been the most times and closest to completing the operation. In the summer he presented the last offer and entered into negotiations with the banks from which he demanded the reopening of the credit lines. confirming and assume you take away. In return, he promised to recapitalize the company and settle outstanding accounts with KKR.

Finally the agreement has run aground. And the owner of Vitaldent decided this week to get up from the table and not perform the operation at this time. Even so, a letter is kept up its sleeve to return to the bid when Dentix has entered a possible bankruptcy. An Advent spokesperson has declined to comment.

Dentix, in any case, does not throw in the towel regarding closing a deal with Advent. A person in charge of the dental chain points out that, for her part, the negotiations with the Boston fund have not been broken and affirms that they are still in talks. Even so, it indicates that in parallel it is negotiating with two other funds interested in the company.

For this reason, the chain is optimistic that an agreement will be closed with some of the interested parties to transfer control of the Spanish business, even if the dental company falls into bankruptcy. The Madrid firm requested the pre-consurso in March, but due to the pandemic, the deadline to negotiate with creditors has been extended until the end of the year. Those responsible do not clarify whether the contest will be requested before the end of the year, but they do not rule it out.

Sale of Mexico business

The dental chain is negotiating the sale of its business in Mexico, which totals around 30 clinics, according to sources familiar with the process, who estimate that the deal could be closed in just over a month. The buyer would be a dental chain in that country.

Ángel Lorenzo’s company would get rid of that business as it did with that of Colombia and Chile, adventures that have not come to fruition and on which the agreements with the financial companies that advance the costs of the treatments weigh.

In Mexico, most of the clinics are currently closed, although they can operate, mainly due to the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to company sources.


An Illegal Abortion Clinic in Central Jakarta Abort 32,760 Fetuses and Earns IDR 10 Billion

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Polda Metro Jaya raided practice abortion on Jalan Percetakan Negara III, Central Jakarta, last Wednesday (9/9/2020). During the raid, the police arrested 10 suspects, namely LA (52), DK (30), NA (30), MM (38), YA (51), RA (52), LL (50), ED (28), SM (62), and RS (25).

Head of Public Relations of Polda Metro Jaya, Kombes Pol Yusri Yunus, yesterday (23/9/2020) explained that the discovery and arrest of the suspects originated from public reports. The police then conducted an investigation and arrested 10 people from clinic that.

“Of the ten people, nine of them are practicing and one person is becoming patient, “said Yusri when the case was released online yesterday.

Yusri added that the clinic carries out illegal abortion practices every Monday to Saturday, from 07.00 to 13.00 WIB.

Also read: Operating Since 2017, Illegal Abortion Clinic in Central Jakarta Aborted 32,760 Fetuses

“( Practice) done every day except Sunday. The schedule is from 7 am to 1 pm, “said Yusri.

The suspects had different roles during the operation abortion clinic that illegal.

The DK suspect acts as a doctor who takes action against abortion patients.

“LA is the owner of the clinic. Then the initials NA is part of the patient registration. MM did the ultrasound, and YA and LL helped DK perform the abortion,” said Yusri.

The suspect RA acts as a security officer, ED as a janitor who also picks up abortion patients.

“Then SM, this is the woman who serves the patient and the hospital (the patient). When the search was carried out there was one patient that we secured,” said Yusri.

Abortion 32,760 fetuses

clinic This illegal abortion has been operating for three years, to be precise since March 2017.

Every day the clinic can serve 6 patients who come to abort the womb.

“Almost every day the clinic can receive five to six patients,” said Yusri.

Also read: Illegal Abortion Practices in Central Jakarta Performed by Abal-Abal Doctors

According to Yusri, at least 32,760 fetuses had been aborted during the operation of the clinic.

“As of 2017, there were 32,760 fetuses that had been aborted. This is what we have calculated for a while,” he said.

Dock. West Jakarta Police Public Relations Kalideres Police, West Jakarta, arrested two methamphetamine suspects weighing 14.4 kilograms. Head of Public Relations of Polda Metro Jaya, Kombes Pol Yusri Yunus, gave a statement regarding the case to the press at the West Jakarta Metro Police, Monday (11/5/2020).

However, the police are still checking the patient’s book records which are used as evidence to determine the exact number of fetuses that were aborted.

“We are still investigating it because there is more evidence, because they usually put it in books,” said Yusri.

The profit was Rp. 10 billion

Yusri said the suspects had received Rp. 10 billion in profits during the operation of the clinic.

“If it is calculated (during operation) from 2017, we will calculate how much profit we will make. That’s around Rp. 10 billion more,” said Yusri.

The clinic provides different rates for patients who wish to have an abortion. The difference in rates is adjusted to the age of the womb.

“The cheapest cost is around Rp. 2,000,000 with the youngest fetus or (gestational age) two weeks. Then over five weeks it’s around Rp. 4 million,” said Yusri.

Profits from the practice of illegal abortion are shared daily between doctors and brokers according to the agreement they make.

“In one day, this group can get a profit of Rp. 10 million. Doctors get 40 percent of the share,” said Yusri.

Brokers and other employees who help in the practice of abortion also get wages, it’s just that the nominal is different.

“Then there is also for the employees. The employees are paid Rp. 250,000 per day from Monday to Saturday. Because Sundays are closed,” said Yusri.

The abortion clinic on Jalan Paseban Raya Number 61, Paseban, Senen, Saturday (15/2/2020).Kompas.com/CYNTHIA LOVA The abortion clinic on Jalan Paseban Raya Number 61, Paseban, Senen, Saturday (15/2/2020).

Fake Doctor

From the police examination, it was found that the suspect with the initials DK, who acts as a doctor at the clinic, apparently did not have a doctor’s certification.

“Who is this doctor? Because there is a doctor with the initials DK. DK graduated from the University of North Sumatra. DK does not have a certification as a doctor,” said Yusri.

Yusri explained, DK has only been a co-assistant or co-assistant in a hospital but it was not resolved.

“The coordinator in question did not finish, then the clinic owner recruited him to practice abortion,” said Yusri.

The police have secured a number of evidences in the form of medical practice kits, some medicines, blankets, and two patient registration books.

The suspects are now charged with Article 346 of the Criminal Code, Article 348 paragraph (1) of the Criminal Code, Article 194 in conjunction with Article 75 of Indonesian Law Number 36 concerning health with a maximum threat of 10 years in prison and a fine of IDR 1 billion.


Died with or from Corona?

Robert Klatt

In German clinics, according to autopsies by the Federal Association of German Pathologists (BDP), 86 percent of all deceased Covid-19 patients died from, and not from, Covid-19.

Berlin, Germany). In Germany According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 9,285 people (as of August 27, 2020 8:20 a.m.) are present Covid-19 died. Critics of the official figures, however, take the view that people in whom Sars-CoV-2 was detected, but who actually had a different cause of death, are also included in the statistics by the RKI. If you were correct in this assumption, it would mean that the official mortality rate is well above the actual mortality rate of the disease.

The Federal Association of German Pathologists (BDP) has therefore determined the actual cause of death based on 154 deceased who were infected with Sars-CoV-2. According to Press release des BDP is in Covid 19 patients who died in German clinics 86 percent the viral disease and no previous illnesses the cause of death.

Autopsies show damage from Covid-19

The report states that “in more than three quarters of the autopsies, the Covid-19 disease as essential or sole fatal illness could be documented. “

According to the BDP, the typical organ involvement of the viral disease caused death in 82 percent of the deceased. In three percent of the corpses examined, the pathologists were able to detect typical organ involvement despite a negative Covid-19 test. In addition, one percent of the deceased who had not been tested for Covid-19 were found to have organ involvement during an autopsy. Overall, 86 percent of people died an Covid-19 and not with Covid-19.

Organ damage outside of the lungs

Documented organ damage includes blockages and inflammations of the pulmonary capillaries (37 percent), embolisms and thromboses (19 percent), microthrombi (20 percent) and inflammation of the inner wall of the vessels. In addition, numerous organ damage has been recognized, which the BDP describes as virus-associated, but of which it cannot be clearly said that its cause is SARC-CoV-2. This includes damage to the immune system (spleen and lymph nodes), the central nervous system (cerebral infarction and bleeding), the liver and the heart (myocarditis).


very cheap and long-known drugs help save the lungs with coronavirus

Cloving hospital on the basis of the Medical Scientific and Educational Center (ISSC) Moscow State University named after M.V.Lomonosov took the first patients on April 21 and completed his work on June 13. It turned out that it was possible to achieve the best treatment results for COVID-19 in Moscow. Over the entire period, 4 patients died, and among severe patients who got mechanical ventilation, the mortality rate was less than 14% (for comparison, the average for the city and the world was up to 70 – 80%). Eighteen doctors out of 220 employees of the hospital were infected with coronavirus, there were no deaths among the medical staff.

What approaches were used at the University Hospital of Moscow State University to achieve such results? We continue the conversation with the head. Department of Therapy, Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, Moscow State University, Head of the Department of Age-Associated Diseases, Medical Scientific and Educational Center, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Cardiologist Yana Orlova.


– Most of those who are ill or are afraid to get sick are worried about fibrotic changes in their lungs. They say that you have developed special therapy that can reduce the risk of developing fibrosis. Is it possible?!

– Yes, we launched an appropriate clinical study. There are no final results yet, but we have developed clinical practice.

“What did you do to save the lungs?”

– We used a combination of bromhexine and spironolactone (both are long-known very cheap drugs. – Ed.). Bromhexine is an expectorant that has been prescribed to patients with pneumonia and cough for many years. At the same time, experimental data showed that this drug can block a specific enzyme and impede the penetration of coronavirus into cells. True, it was on this effect that we counted to a lesser extent in inpatients, since such an effect is important mainly in the early stages of the disease. But the expectorant effect of bromhexine really helps patients with COVID. I heard that our colleagues in Peter launched a study of bromhexine for prophylactic purposes. We will wait for the results.

Coronavirus infected 18 doctors from 220 employees of the hospital, there were no deaths among the medical staffPhoto: Ivan MAKEEV


– The second drug – spironolactone – is traditionally widely used in cardiology for the treatment of heart failure, severe hypertension. It has a small diuretic, magnesium and potassium-preserving effect, continues Yana. Orlova. – It has several mechanisms through which it can be useful in coronavirus infection.

Firstly, a mechanism that prevents the development of fibrosis in general in the body. There are works that, in particular, show that spironolactone reduces fibrosis in the heart. At the same time, it is known that the tendency to fibrosis is not local, but systemic – where there is more inflammation, there will certainly be fibrosis. And we see, of course, fibrotic changes in the “covide” in our patients. Therefore, we prescribed spironolactone as a drug for the prevention of this process.

Secondly, this drug blocks sex hormone receptors, in particular testosterone. Some published studies suggest that “high-testosterone” men suffer from “covid” more often and develop more severe fibrotic changes. Therefore, blocking these receptors for several weeks during COVID treatment may be useful in reducing the severity of complications. We are not talking about a longer intake, since male patients are unlikely to agree with a decrease in testosterone levels in the long term.

And perhaps the most important point. In almost all of our patients, we observed hypokalemia (a decrease in potassium levels. – Ed.). With coronavirus infection, potassium is intensely excreted from the body, and scientific articles even suggest that hypokalemia serves as the trigger for a cytokine storm. So spironolactone has a real chance to reduce the risk of this dangerous complication. But the main thing, in my opinion, is that lowering the level of potassium in the body is extremely harmful to the heart and triggers life-threatening rhythm disturbances, increasing the risk of sudden death. We, like all others, replenished potassium with droppers, but it was more effective to retain it in the body with the help of spironolactone.

Men certainly get worse than women;  the elderly are heavier than the young;  overweight people are heavier than patients without excess weight Photo: Ivan MAKEEV

Men certainly get worse than women; the elderly are heavier than the young; overweight people are heavier than overweight patientsPhoto: Ivan MAKEEV


– Yana Arturovna, how many patients did you have on average?

– About 10 – 14 days. But someone and 50 days.

– Have you noticed signs by which it can be assumed that the disease in the person brought is likely to go the hard way?

– Such studies were carried out in the world, our clinical practice confirmed them. Men certainly get worse than women; the elderly are heavier than the young; overweight people are heavier than overweight patients. Men with a classic male type of baldness, a lot of facial hair, we can say brutal men get sick harder.

– Under what conditions did you discharge patients?

– We acted as close as possible to the recommendations Ministry of Health: so that the temperature for three days was not higher than 37.5 degrees; so that C-reactive protein (an indicator of inflammation) is lower than 10 mg / l, and saturation, that is, the level of oxygen in the blood, is higher than 96%.


– How often do you get sick doctors and nurses?

– In the first month no one got sick at all. We have a very powerful epidemiological service. The head of the sanitary-epidemiological department, a senior researcher, correctly organized the whole process, and for the first two weeks she personally worked in the sanitary inspection room at the exit from the “red zone” and helped doctors and nurses who were exhausted after the shift safely remove protective clothing.

Then both people’s fatigue and viral load accumulated. By the middle of the second month, sick people began to appear. There were no seriously ill patients. We treated part of the staff in our observation, part of it was treated at home. In total, 18 people were infected from the medical staff (less than 10%).

– Doctors take something for prevention? Vitamins C, D, Zinc?

– I saw the recommendations of American nutritionists, they speak out positively about taking zinc, melatonin and vitamin C. There were somewhat conflicting data on vitamin D. But we did not give any such recommendations to our employees. We have all the prevention was associated with minimizing contacts and other measures of epidemiological safety.

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“They used a cure for gout against COVID”: How patients were treated in a hospital that showed the best results in Moscow

The results of treatment at the university clinic of Moscow State University were the best in the capital. “Komsomolskaya Pravda” learned the details of how doctors and scientists saved severe patients [Часть 1]

Virologist told whether it is possible to disinfect masks from coronavirus in sunlight

And also why the epidemic is gaining strength in southern countries and whether the sun affects the incidence – all this in an interview with George Vikulova (details)


In the U.S. three people have died after the use of antiseptics :: Society :: RBC

In the U.S. state of new Mexico one person was blinded and three died after he drank anti-bacterial hand sanitizer. This is reported by ABC News, U.S. News and Fox23 with reference to the state health Department.

It is reported that another three people are in critical condition. Doctors told that the cause of the poisoning was methyl alcohol on the basis of which has been made antiseptic.

Onishchenko reminded about the harmful properties of antiseptics

Antiseptics became widespread amid pandemic coronavirus. As previously reported, physician-pharmacist polyclinic № 1 of the administration of President Igor Fedorov, the anti virus only help tools with alcohol content of more 62%. At the same time respiratoriae sanitiser containing chlorhexidine, are virtually useless against coronavirus.


how Nadezhda Babkina restores health after pneumonia

Nadezhda Babkina on May 9 will certainly perform Victory songs. This time thousands of spectators will not applaud her – we celebrate the main holiday in self-isolation mode. And Nadezhda Georgievna herself is recovering after a serious illness, therefore she saves herself – there will be concerts, but later. But “Victory Day” will certainly sound in the house of the national artist. We tell how Babkina regains her health after being discharged from the hospital.

Recall that Nadezhda Georgievna was hospitalized with pneumonia, for almost a month we were worried about her health. The treatment required the introduction of an artist into a coma, Babkina coped, doctors saved the life of Nadezhda Georgievna – and now she is already at home. The situation was very serious. Nadezhda Babkina told about the course of the disease in Let They Talk, immediately after hospitalization and computed tomography of her lungs, she was transferred to intensive care:

“About 80% of the lungs were affected … Everything covered with film and dragged on: it’s such an infection, it manifests itself very quickly and starts working …” Later, the artist found out that at some point the situation became very serious: “The question was acute at the time the kidneys stopped working. Why? Details did not tell me. Probably it was scary, there were a lot of problems with me … “

Before discharge, CT showed that lung damage, according to the singer, decreased to 40%. Now Nadezhda Georgievna is not in a Moscow apartment, but in her country house in the suburbs. Therefore, she goes to special Lapino hospital for special physiotherapeutic procedures to restore lung function and rehabilitation. At discharge, the artist was prescribed home recovery (for 20 days): pills, injections – the artist tells her colleagues what she can do herself. Doctors ordered Babkin to do breathing exercises.

Nadezhda Georgievna says that the exercises are not easy, they are dizzy after them, but the artist is not lazy: she does it every day, because it’s important for the profession to restore the lungs as soon as possible. “Since we are singing, I have light accordions (squeezed – unclenched),” Babkina communicates with her colleagues and friends over the telephone — her voice is normal.

Nadezhda Babkina walks a lot – she lives in a country house (the singer was taken to the hospital from her Moscow apartment), and she came to rehab for fresh air outside Moscow. The actress is accompanied by a nurse Allochka – now the first assistant to Nadezhda Georgievna. “A beautiful little girl, Allochka, looked after me in the hospital, as though she was young, and hands like sledgehammers — I think all four will fall down. And she dragged me. From the bed to the toilet (I couldn’t walk). And – night is not night, she just lived with me, ”Babkina got used to her nurse. And Allochka went to her house – to help recover.

She goes to physiotherapy with her son, and Assistant Allochka is always nearby at home. Civilian husband Yevgeny Gor also raises spirits – he and his Hope have been 17 years old.

“He protects me, worships!” – the artist praises her Zhenya. There is something to praise – Gore kept the defense of journalists for a month: not a single interview or comment on Babkina’s health until she wrote out. Immediately after Nadezhda’s discharge, Eugene breathed a sigh of relief, and even cut himself off for joy! The precautions for self-isolation in this family are followed very strictly. Now Babkina even before washing her hands washes: he touches his face only with clean hands.

Nadezhda Babkina with common-law husband Eugene GorePhoto: Personal page of the hero of publication in social networks

The house has a special lamp that disinfects the air. The device for air disinfection in the rooms of Babkina was presented for an anniversary – even before the illness. Now come in handy! In March, Nadezhda Georgievna celebrated her 70th birthday; she is going to celebrate lavishly in the fall, when they are allowed to hold events. For the anniversary, the singer lost 23 kg in three and a half months: food was delivered to her ready diet. And in the hospital she dropped it again: I didn’t want to eat. Now she eats fully: as she began to recover she suddenly wanted sauerkraut.

Nadezhda Georgievna is not bored at home: the collective of her theater “Russian Song”, like all artists on self-isolation, but Babkina is engaged in current affairs, in touch with her employees. In the hospital, I didn’t communicate with anyone from friends: only with relatives, and when I got better, I watched TV. But now it receives calls and congratulations, we can say that with a second birth. Babkina says that she gave herself the command not to be afraid, to completely trust the doctors as soon as I entered the hospital: “When I looked in my eyes Shapovalenko Tatyana Vladimirov (the chief physician of the Medsi Design Bureau in Otradnoye – approx. Aut.) said that I believe you – my life is in your hands. ”

Recovery will not be quick – this artist understands, does not deny: no one knows yet – what consequences can be after an illness. But now there is more good news: according to the results of the analyzes, the doctors said that the immune system is restored.


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Nadezhda Babkina appeared in public after a serious illness

Nadezhda Babkina has been at home for 24 hours. The 70-year-old singer was discharged from the hospital, where she spent a month, on the eve of May Day. Nadezhda Georgievna decided to record a video for her fans, first introduced to the public after a serious illness.

Nadezhda Babkina left the hospital on April 30. The queen of Russian song was met by beloved Eugene Gore. Now the singer is at home, in a circle of relatives. All this time, while doctors fought for the artist’s life, the public sent health rays to their favorite. Ordinary Russians, friends of the star, as well as colleagues in show business did not hide that they prayed for Babkin.

The celebrity decided to appear before the public a few hours after discharge. She recorded a video in which she thanked everyone and called on to take care of herself and loved ones. Seems to be, Babkina not yet fully recovered from a serious illness. In the frame, she sits in an armchair. She is wearing a burgundy tracksuit.

“My dears, I am so glad that I can communicate with you and say the most sincere words of gratitude. Yes, I have passed the test. I don’t want to pass this to anyone. But who knows where this infection is and where it is attached to. You don’t have to find out “You just need to clearly follow the rules that were invented for us. My good ones, let’s take care of each other, understand, compassion and sympathy. The test is very difficult and difficult,” the vocalist addressed the subscribers.

The disease has changed Nadezhda Babkina

She noted that was able to get out thanks to folk love and prayers. “A terrible situation. But all the time I heard you call me, speak, support. I sincerely love you all, because my life is connected with you. I’m at home, recovering. I am grateful to the doctors who were always there,” added the artist. At the end of the appeal, she wished all health and sent a kiss.

Fans are very happy that their idol is finally at home. However, they note that the disease hit their pet hard.

“I’ve lost weight somehow. It seems that you’ve gotten very well,” “Do not be sick anymore. We were very worried about you!” , “Love you very much! “,” God, how poor I am, poor thing. Get better, please, “write excited followers.

Recall that Nadezhda Babkina was urgently hospitalized on April 1 in one of the capital’s clinics. The leader of the “Fashion sentence” was taken away from the apartment in the center Moscow in serious condition. Doctors diagnosed her with “bilateral pneumonia.” For a long time, the singer was in intensive care, she was introduced to a medical coma. After the singer regained consciousness, she ate through a special probe and breathed using a tracheostomy tube.


“Do not renovate clinics at the expense of Corona aid”

Mr. Rüddel, fortunately the large number of Covid 19 patients has so far not materialized. However, in practices and hospitals this leads to the bizarre situation that too little has to be done because normal patients stay away for fear of infection and because operations that can be planned are postponed at the same time. Therefore, short-time work is increasingly being requested. Do you think that’s right?

Christian Geinitz

No, because we have decided in the Bundestag and Bundesrat a generous rescue package just in case beds and waiting rooms are empty. Now, to put it bluntly, I consider it indecent to apply for additional short-time work benefits.

The clinics are reimbursed by the state for 560 euros per day for an empty bed. Houses that have applied for short-time work, for example the Marienhaus group of companies in their constituency, consider this to be far too little. They demand 700 euros. Wouldn’t that be appropriate?

Not at all. We discussed this in the health committee: For maximum care providers such as university hospitals, the 560 euros may be marginal, but for all other hospitals this is acceptable if it is not even an overpayment. Sometimes the clinics now get more money for a vacant bed than if it were occupied.

So the clinics find themselves healthy in the crisis at the expense of taxpayers’ money and social contributions?

In any case, it cannot be that hospital operators try to remedy the corona crisis. Short-time working means that the staff is not ready when more Covid 19 patients come back. But that’s exactly what we have to ensure. In addition, short-time work demotivates employees because they are expected to cut wages. I am really angry that the Marienhaus group of all people is trying to do this, a Catholic institution with a long history.

How can we prevent the actors in the healthcare system from being relieved twice, through short-time allowance and through the rescue package?

We initially intended to regulate this legally, there was a corresponding working paper. However, this is no longer necessary, because there is a clear instruction from the Federal Employment Agency that practices and clinics that benefit from the protective shield cannot simultaneously apply for short-time work benefits.

What exactly does it say?

It is a so-called technical instruction. It rules out that such resident doctors and clinics who receive funds from the Hospital Relief Act may send their employees on short-time work. The rescue package is therefore a type of business failure insurance. I think this is a very good decision for employees, patients and for contributors and taxpayers.

What’s next now?

I am not sure whether the service providers who have now applied for short-time work are aware of this mutual exclusion. If they get money from the Covid 19 program, the employment agencies will simply drop their applications for short-time allowance. And that’s right.


Rebeka Masarova, from tennis to a neurorehabilitation clinic

With all the world tennis suspended without a solution to the coronavirus that allows the competition to continue, there are several players who have turned to help those affected by this pandemic. It is the case of Rebeka Masarova (Basel, 1999), 2016 Roland Garros junior champion and finalist of the Australian Open in 2017 in the same category.

Resident in Basel, where he was born, and of Slovak father and Spanish mother, Masarova Competes under the flag of Spain since 2018. His career has been slowed by the injuries he suffered in 2018 (knee ligament) and 2019 (foot), but, taking advantage of the quarantine in which Switzerland is immersed, he has decided to change the tennis court for a neurorehabilitation clinic.

«Until July we tennis players cannot play, so I started looking for different jobs. Anything, in a supermarket or so, but I also thought that I could take advantage and do something that interested me, because now I have time. I sent an email to this clinic, which I knew from my sister who had already worked there. I don’t have a nursing degree, so I asked if I could help the nurses or whatever, “says the player in a phone call.

This vocation for medicine runs in the family. His father is a doctor, his mother a nurse and her sister is finishing medical studies. She, however, since she was a little girl decided to wield a racket when she saw local idol Roger Federer win his first Wimbledon in 2003 on TV. The exception within the family, although tennis has now given him a break to put his head in the family career.

«I go to the clinic three days a week. I treat patients who need special care, some can walk, others cannot. I help them eat, get out of bed, get into the wheelchair, go with the chair to the bathroom, I measure their temperature, I check what they need … As they cannot have visits due to the virus, some also need company or just talk, “says Masarova, who believes he will get many positive things out of this situation.

“There are things that do collide, but I see it as an enriching experienceBecause I like being able to talk to patients. I have enough contact with them, they tell me things. See the stories they have lived. I like being there and being able to meet new people, instead of always tennis, tennis and more tennis », he relates.

Economic factor

The economic factor is also important, since only a few players on the circuit can subsist without income for several months. It is calculated that only the first 150 of the ranking can live entirely on tennis, while many barely arrive to defray expenses.

«I have always wanted to try something like this, because with tennis you are one week in one place and another in another or all day training. Tennis players who are very high can live from tournaments, but many, even among the top 200, cannot live a couple of months doing nothing», He assures.

Without a clear date for the return – July 13 has been set, but it is a much more optimistic scenario -, Masarova will continue to combine physical preparation with the clinic, while the confinement is getting softer in Switzerland.

«I think it is being better than in Spain for citizens. We can still go outside, they just announced a couple of days ago that they are going to open certain stores, such as hairdressers and little by little the situation is normalizing. We have never been confined, that we could only go out on the street just to buy, “adds Masarova, who counts the days left for tennis to return achieving one of the most important victories of his life, helping people.