With people with flu-like symptoms in high demand at Passos health units, some health professionals who had been on leave were called to return to work. In the city, help lines were constantly formed.
Despite the cancellation of vacations for professionals, not everyone was able to return to work.
“We set a very short deadline, but we couldn’t meet it. And not just doctors, we’ve asked nursing technicians, nurses, community health workers and vaccinators to get back to work. Most of these professionals will be on duty once again,” said Municipal Health Minister Vanessa Freire. another next week.
On Friday (7) only, Passos confirmed 313 cases of Covid-19 and 413 new notifications. Since Monday (3) there have been 1,252 confirmations. With so many cases, the minister says, professionals are also feeling confused.
“The professional is tired, it has been two more difficult years. Now that they thought they had a break or a break, they urgently had to come back. We are also very worried about this emotional part of the professional, we need to be very careful. In addition to the service we provide [à população]It is necessary to find a professional, said the secretary.
Demand for care causes health professionals to cancel leave in Passos, MG – Photo: Reproduction / EPTV
In the emergency care unit (UPA), overload is also a reality. Eight UPA doctors had to leave with flu-like symptoms. Five of them have tested positive for Covid.
“This ends up hurting our service. The waiting time is getting longer due to the fact that we work with so few professionals these days, especially when these colleagues are away,” said UPA Technical Director, Flávio Ferreira.
At UPA in Passos, two physicians, 10 nursing technologists, six interns, a biomedical doctor, an infertility specialist and two pharmacy technicians are on leave on Fridays. In addition to the lack of professionals, the unit received an average of 40 patients who were referred from the health units and the Covid center.
“I think we’ve all slacked off a little, thinking we’re getting closer to the new normal, a little more relaxed. However, the evidence is different. We need to strengthen, in the first place, the issue of clumps, people crowding, it’s been New Year’s Eve parties. Discuss the carnival topic well,” the director continued.
The city of Passos issued a statement saying that due to the large number of servers infected with Covid, as of Monday (10), the working hours of public buildings will be reduced, from 8 am to 2 pm.
Also, according to the city, the measure will continue as long as the city is in a state of emergency caused by the coronavirus.
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