The number of health professionals on leave due to respiratory illnesses, including Covid-19, increased by 132.5% in six days in the Municipal Health Network of Campinas (SP). In all, about 300 servers are unable to work. In contrast, influenza care rose by 400%. The city government acknowledges that the situation is affecting services and requests “understanding” from residents.
On January 4 of this year, Campinas had 129 professionals working in the Municipal Health Department and in the Mario Gatti Network, an autonomous system that runs Oro Verde and Mario Hospitals, as well as UPAs, away.
From January 4 to Monday (10), the number increased to about 300, which is 4.93% of the 6,075 health professionals in the municipality’s network.
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“Due to excess and absence, some services are affected, as respiratory symptom care, PCR and antigen testing for COVID-19, urgent and emergency cases, and COVID-19 vaccination are prioritized.” Administration.
“The secretariat and the network are asking for the understanding of the population and ensuring that assistance is guaranteed,” he adds. Details of the affected services were not provided.
The secretariat’s strategy is to move staff between units and provide overtime to ensure that the population is served.
The Minister of Health of Campinas, Lier Zamboon – Photo: Rafael Samira / C1
last week , g 1 It showed that Santos Dumont Health Center was investigating a possible outbreak of Covid-19 among employees after five of them tested positive for the disease.
As measures to address the problem, the city council also indicated, in a memo, the authorization of the emergency recruitment of 163 professionals, which was announced on January 5, as well as the expectation of approval of the contract with the entity that will be responsible for hiring doctors and professionals to work at UPA Campo Grande. The social organization begins to function fully on January 17th.
“The emergency care units now have teachers and students from Faculdades São Leopoldo Mandic and Unicamp (six professors, 24 students). They have completed the administration.
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