Francisco Amaral again rebelled against the dismissal of the post of Mariano Ayala, who was, until July, the health delegate of Castro Marim, at a time when “cases are increasing in the province” and given the “situation out of control” of the epidemic. The head of the chamber had previously informed the Minister of Health and the President of the Republic about the matter and requested that the doctor be reappointed to his position.
The mayor considers the Algarve Regional Health Department’s decision not to reinstate Mariano Ayala to the position “meaningless”, given that the doctor in question was “very competent” and was doing a “fantastic job”.
I was in the field every day, having weekly meetings with the District Civil Protection Committee. And everyone was happy with him, because he cared about everything and everyone, he walked every day in the field, ”said Francisco Amaral south information.
“What a surprise we are when you are acquitted in the summer. The health representative of Villa Real de Santo Antonio left to support Castro Marim. I hope you take care of Villa Real…”, he added.
Mayor Castro Marim goes further and says:There is no comparison between what was done before and what has been done now, which is very little.”
“Of course, this generates a great sense of insecurity in the population, in addition to the fact that we are at the height of this epidemic and there is an absolute lack of control. Issues are growing and I appeal to common sense. In fact, I have written to the ARS several times. Now, I have written knowingly To the Minister and the President of the Republic to see if there is a bit of common sense, so that this man can return to his activity,” he said.
call him south informationARS do Algarve emphasized that this was not a dismissal, but a non-renewal of the service commission and that it was an “internal matter”.
The same entity says that its decision did not raise any questions about the response to the residents of this municipality.
He stressed that “the municipality of Castro Marim has never stopped being supervised by a health authority, and its performance has been excellent.”
Francisco Amaral, a doctor himself, is opposed and gives an example of what he considers “complete confusion” regarding epidemiological surveys in the municipality.
“For more than a year, the municipality of Castro Marim has provided technicians to cooperate with the health services of Sotavento in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This availability is denied,” it states.
“Now, in a hurry, since the situation is not under control, they are asking for support from the municipalities of Sotavento to supply officials and technicians,” while also conducting training hastily, the mayor accuses in a Facebook post.
The mayor of Castro Marim believes that all this has to do with “jealousy and politicization”.
“We were pioneers in the country with mass testing, which is something that everyone does nowadays. At the time, there was a lot of talk about this procedure, all the TV sets and the rest of the media were here. And he thinks this is generating a kind of jealousy.”
These and other “pioneering initiatives” ended up, in Francisco Amaral’s opinion, “disturbing public health in the region greatly”. This is because Mariano Ayala is “highly qualified and highly dedicated” and joined the Chamber’s initiatives “without asking for authorization from the regional health delegate”.
He concluded that “the health representative was on good terms with the head of the chamber, and he is from the Public Security Directorate, which seems to be a burden.”
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