Ediles de Mérida join the Vaccination Conference in compliance with their social responsibility in public health

This Monday, it was activated in the City of Mérida, homonymous state, the local phase of the National Vaccination Day, promoted by the Ministry of Popular Power for Health, in order to prevent more than ten diseases, with the placement of immunizations for children, mothers and pre-adolescents, an activity in which capital city councilors participated in compliance with their social co-responsibility in public health.

“On this day all the popular clinics of the Barrio Adentro Salud Mission are activated, for the care of pregnant mothers, children and schoolchildren who lack a vaccine,” reported this Monday the president of the Municipal Council of Libertador in the City of Mérida, Grenny Uzcátegui.

He stressed that the councilors of the Merida capital promote these days with the support of the personnel assigned to the Area of ​​Comprehensive Community Health (ASIC) Milla and the Mission Barrio Adentro Salud task that the councilors register in the fulfillment of their social responsibility in matters of public health.

Polio, Pentavalent, Triple viral, Anti-yellow fever and Toxoid are the main immunizations planned for this day of care, aimed at schoolchildren, boys and girls, from two to five years old; pregnant women with more than 18 months of gestation; children and adolescents from 10 to 15 years of age. / JB / XN



″ Evidence of serious human rights violation ″ at Lar do Comércio and Reguengos

The Human Rights Commission of the Bar Association found “evidence of serious violation of Human Rights and the Rights of Liberty and Guarantees enshrined in the Constitution” at Lar do Comércio, in Matosinhos, and at Lar de Reguengos de Monsaraz, in which 42 people died .

The final reports, released this Monday, found “evidence of violations of the Right to Life (art. 24), the Right to Personal Integrity (art. 25), the Right to Freedom and Security (art. 27 ) and the Right to Health (art. 64). With specific reference to the Reguengos de Monsaraz Nursing Home, there is also a violation of the Constitutional Law of Consumers (art. 60), “said the Human Rights Commission of Bar Association (CDHOA), in a statement.

“In view of the conclusions reached by CDHOA in these two cases, and in view of the constant announcement of successive new outbreaks in Portuguese Homes, the Bar Association calls on all sovereign bodies to urgently take the necessary measures to prevent situations of this nature repeat themselves “, defends the Human Rights Commission of the Bar Association.

“It is the duty of the State to protect public health and this duty gains special intensity when dealing with especially vulnerable people, such as the elderly in homes, who therefore have to be the object of special protective measures”, argues the CDHOA, in the statement in which he reports the problems found at Lar do Comércio, in Matosinhos, and at Lar de Reguengos de Monsaraz, belonging to Santa Casa da Misericórdia.

According to CDHOA, which has “the objective of investigating and promoting human rights within the scope of the defense of the rule of law that is statutory attributed to the Bar Association, it is now up to the Courts to determine the validity of the conclusions” revealed this Monday “and apply any sanctions “and” stipulate compensation for injured persons who may be found. “

“Insufficient or inadequate health care provision” at Lar do Comércio

In the case of Lar do Comércio, in Matosinhos, whose preliminary report, released on July 30, CDHOA had already mentioned that it was “an extremely serious case”. That first document would be challenged, on the following day, by the heads of the institution, who rejected the initial conclusions.

Now, after being given the right to be heard, the final report lists “failures to act in the face of a suspicious case” and considers that the “contingency plan existing on April 8, 2020 presented numerous non-conformities, not respecting the most basic rules of the DGS. “

At Lar do Comércio, in Matosinhos, in which 24 elderly people died from causes associated with covid-19, CDHOA also concluded that there was “no personal protective equipment” and reported an “alleged delay in testing all users and workers, as well as achieving results. “

CDHOA concluded, also, by the “insufficiency or inadequacy of the provision of health care (medication administration) and personal care (food and hygiene)” at Lar do Comércio, in which it found “general poor functioning (organization of spaces, organization and sanitation) sanitary facilities). “

Report blames management of Reguengos home

In the case of Lar de Reguengos de Monsaraz, where at least 18 people died from causes associated with covid-19, the CDHOA report is particularly hard on space management, considering that “conditions were created for rapid dissemination [do vírus] with responsibilities for those who managed the space, the epidemiological screening process and the application of DGS rules “

According to CDHOA, “the lack of conditions did not allow to limit the transmission of the virus, with responsibility for the management of the Home”, which also accuses of “not complying with the established rules”, thus not having “conditions to cope with rigorously the covid-19 outbreak in those facilities.

“Those responsible, who were alerted by the professionals, did not act in a timely manner and in accordance, keeping patients in painful circumstances and facilitating the growth of the outbreak, before the transfer to the pavilion”, reads the report, which considers the decision to transfer all infected to a “sanitary accommodation” in the pavilion as a “delayed measure when it was easy to have it taken immediately at the start of the outbreak” at Lar de Reguengos de Monsaraz.

“Patients were not treated according to good clinical practice, with responsibilities for those who, knowing that they did not have adequate and prepared human resources, allowed the situation to delay in time,” says CDHOA, in a report that also points out “disorganization and consequent harm to patients attributable to the Health Authority and ARS Alentejo “during the outbreak.

“Even in better conditions, the lack of management and coordination continued to prevent patients, professionals and volunteers from being in a safe environment, a responsibility that can be attributed, once again, to ARS Alentejo and the Health Authority”, he concluded the CDHOA report.

Asked about the report, the president of the Maria Inácia Vogado Perdigão Silva Foundation, who oversees the Lar de Reguengos de Monsaraz, said he was unaware of the report and considered that it should be the Foundation’s services director, João Silva, to respond.

JN tried to talk to this person, without success so far.

For the elaboration of the reports, “in addition to the study of documentation and varied testimonies, namely of family members of users”, CDHOA “met with the Order of Doctors, with the National Confederation of Solidarity Institutions, with the Union of Portuguese Mercies, with the Home Support Association for Nursing Homes and Retirement Homes and with the Directorate-General for Health “.


CICPC detains an employee of the Ministry of Health for marketing State medical supplies

Officials of the Corps of Scientific Criminal and Criminal Investigations (CICPC) arrested an employee of the Ministry of Health for the illicit marketing of medical supplies and medicines. The detainee was identified as Ámbar Jasmín Vargas Hernández, who worked as pharmacy coordinator of the Hugo Rafael Chávez Fría General Hospitals, located in The watchman, state Merida.

It was detailed that the arrest was achieved thanks to the investigative work carried out by the officials based on a complaint. It was announced that the uniformed of the Municipal Delegation El Vigía, raided the residence of Vargas, where they located a batch of supplies and medicines whose labels said “institutional use” and “free distribution.”

Among the drugs and supplies seized are: five units of isotonic sodium chloride solution of 500ml, two units of penicillin of 2,400,000 IU, three units of penicillin of 1,200,000 IU, 24 units of Ibuprofen of 800mg, 40 units of Loratadine 10mg, 60 units Metformin 850mg, eight units Betafortan 50mg, 370 units Metrodinazole 500mg, 40 units Cetirizine 10mg, 20 units Meloxicam 7.5mg each, 80 units acetaminophen 500mg each, two units of Betamethasone of 4mg / 1 ml, 30 units of Acetylsalicylic Acid of 100mg, 40 units of Orvastarin of 20mb, in addition to three pre-printed invoice formats, according to information published by the web portal of Con el Mazo Dando.




“Make no mistake. We cannot live with this virus ”- Wel.nl

“It is not a quarter past twelve, it is half past twelve.” Biostatistician Geert Molenberghs talks about Belgium in HLN, but the same applies to other countries in Western Europe.

“We have to understand that the curve will not start falling immediately. Compare it with a rocket: it shoots straight up, then deviates from its trajectory and only then goes down. We have yet to see that deviation. In March we had to wait two, almost three weeks for that. ”

“The question is whether we can make it with our hospital capacity. Can we protect the system without it bursting at the seams? If we all work very hard, our efforts can bring some relief around Christmas. But this could get worse than last time. We have learned that throwing off the belt can only be done slightly during this period. It won’t be Christmas 2019, and hopefully 2021 will be better than 2020. But celebrating New Year with large numbers of people? Forget it. New Year will be like Christmas: an intimate celebration with the family. ”

In Belgium, the situation is most precarious in Wallonia and Brussels, where the figures resemble those in Amsterdam


CDS ″ shocked ″ by TAP leaving Porto

CDS-PP is “shocked” that TAP will abandon the four routes it operates at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. In a statement, the party classified the “excuse for lack of profitability as” lame “. He speaks of “scandal” and says that the airline cannot serve only Lisbon.

First, the CDS-PP speaks of “absolute perplexity”, then of “shock”, then of “scandal”. It was, therefore, that the party saw the announcement that TAP will stop operating the four lines it maintained from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, a fact that deserved a immediate repudiation of the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira.

“To our absolute perplexity, the TAP that all Portuguese pay, leaves Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, the most important in the northwest of the peninsular, with the lame excuse of lack of profitability in the operation, an excuse meanwhile totally denied by the chronic loss of some untouched routes. from Lisbon “, affirms the CDS-PP, in a statement, issued this Sunday, and signed by the party’s Executive Committee member, Raul Almeida.

In the statement, the CDS-PP recalls the 1700 million euros of taxpayers that will be injected into the Portuguese airline. And it disputes the argument of the lack of profitability of the routes operated from Porto. “Interestingly, the German flag company operates fundamental routes from Porto, in a profitable way, without the German taxpayers having to support it with their taxes”, points out Raul Almeida.

Furthermore, adds the CDS-PP, in the aforementioned communiqué: “Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport has known, until the pandemic period, a constant growth, as a result of the operation of different companies, as a rule more profitable and without permanent taxation of its taxpayers. countries of origin “.

The centrists, therefore, attack the Minister of Infrastructure, Pedro Nuno Santos: “According to Minister Pedro Nuno Santos and the socialist government, all Portuguese have an obligation to pay TAP’s financial hole, but only the Lisbon region is entitled to be served by TAP “.

“The CDS questions all this, shocked by the scandal that constitutes this inexplicable decision, demanding political responsibility from those who have it and defending Portugal as a whole, and never at the expense of others,” concluded Raul Almeida, in the statement issued this Sunday.


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Costa admits ″ bad explanation ″: police will not ″ open suitcases to see the phone ″

António Costa defended this Saturday that “there is no need to do drama” with the StayAway Covid application, guaranteeing that the Police will not “be doing Stop operations asking to open their bags” and “see their cell phone”. However, he admitted that there was a “bad explanation” for this measure.

In an interview promoted by the PS on social networks, the Prime Minister reported “a very significant increase in the number of downloads” of the application and also “the number of codes issued by doctors and communications on the StayAway Covid network”.

Faced with the controversy that has arisen for defending his obligation, Costa said there was “poor understanding and certainly bad explanation”. “Firstly about how it works,” said the socialist leader, guaranteeing that “it does not allow people to geolocate at all”, it will not track movements and guarantees anonymity. In addition, it is considered to be something “more restrictive of freedoms” the mandatory mask, compared to the new application.

Asked about the idea that police officers will be looking at cell phones, he said that “it is also wrong” and noted that the obligation is in work, school and within the Armed Forces and security.

Later in the interview, after defending that “there is no need to make a drama of this matter”, the Prime Minister rejected the coercive character that is attributed to the application. And “this idea that the Police are going to be doing Stop operations asking to open their bags to see their cell phone obviously will not exist and is not even covered”, assured the head of the Government.

“When the message is poorly understood, it is because whoever communicated that message communicated poorly,” added Costa, at the insistence of moderator Maria Elisa Domingues.


‘Cows relax when people talk to them softly’ – Wel.nl

Kind words are good for cows. Especially when spoken directly by people standing next to them instead of through a tape recording. A study that investigated the influence of speaking and petting on animals has been published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology.

“We know that handling also affects milk production and animal health,” says Annika Lange of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. “Farmers may be laughed at when they talk to their cows, but it really has an effect.”

In the study, the researchers showed that cows relaxed when they were petted and heard a soft voice. They stretched their necks in pleasure, closed their eyes, twitched their ears, and their heartbeat was slower. The relaxation effect was more pronounced when the voice came directly from the person next to them rather than from a speaker on the examiner’s body. A follow-up study examining the effect of speech without contact is still ongoing.