The head of the regional department of the Medical Syndicate Center (SRCOM) said Monday that ACES Dão Lafões is doing an “exceptional job” not only in fighting the epidemic but also in resuming consultations and vaccination.
What I saw on the visit to my USF [unidades de Saúde Familiar] It’s a totally exceptional job, although we found weary professionals, it’s been several months, but They remain highly motivated professionals And we talked to some,” Carlos Cortes confirmed.
On a visit to the municipality of Mangualde, this official assumed there was a “delicate moment” with the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections, leading to a “resurgence” in Covid-19 and “professionals postponing their holidays to provide a positive response to the population”.
Mangualde is one of 14 municipalities that make up the Dão Lafões Health Centers Group (ACES) which as of July 8, Carlos Cortes explained, had registered “466 active cases” across the region. He noted that “cases that need to be monitored by professionals, family doctors and public health, are doing an exceptional job of monitoring and Mangualde is no exception in the context of Dão Lafões, who has had a very positive response.”
He explained that the visit, like others in the Centro area, aims to “evaluate two to three cases”: response to the epidemic, understanding what is being done in the recovery period, and another relevant aspect such as vaccination.
Regarding the resumption of primary health care, Carlos Cortes said that regarding face-to-face consultations, “In the second quarter of this year, there were 96,400 consultations, which means there was one consultation An increase, compared to the same period last year, by 108%“.
This illustrates well how in health centers they see their patients face to face, although off-site consultations continue and there are about 140,000. These are really positive numbers which means ACES Dão Lafões He really follows his users‘, he confirmed.
Regarding vaccines, the SRCOM chief considered that the numbers recorded in 14 municipalities, with 270,000 users, of residents who received the first dose, or both, “are data that would make the Dão Lafões region proud”.
We would like to find in the country a response from health professionals and an organization like the one we found here in Dão Lafões. There is a drive and a communicator here who must lead by example,” emphasized Carlos Cortes.
The director of ACES Dão Laf أنطونيوes, Antonio Cabreta, who accompanied the visit, revealed the vaccination data to journalists, taking into account the last official record, on July 8, warning that “the weekend is always the time when a large number of the population has been vaccinated” .
“The number of vaccinations is very large. Assis Dao Lavis is One of those with the highest vaccination rate in the country. And the most distinct is in the middle area, where it comes to the characteristics of the inhabitants and we have an ancient class,” justified Kabrita Grid.
“The eligible population, which can be vaccinated today in ACES, is 252,000 users and we have already vaccinated 152,220 users with the vaccination, or 60.5%. With full vaccination we have 110,853 or 44%,” he said.
The numbers vary from province to province, since “some have a larger population, for example, Penalva do Castelo has about 73% of the population with the first dose plus Penalva do Castelo, because they are also small provinces”.
In Viseu, the official continued, which has “98,000 eligible vaccination users, there are about 59% of people who received the first vaccination and full vaccination, there are about 43%.” 641 patients are bedridden at home and with the support of those in the Gulbenkian carts, 67% of this population has been vaccinated, and we believe that next week the whole process should be completed in homes,” he noted.
As Antonio Cabrita-Grid highlighted, “there are specialists, namely volunteers, who also voluntarily leave their holidays, and have not had a weekend for a long time, to help with the vaccination process.”