Delayed notification of dozens of cases, the majority of these come from delays in private laboratories, resulted in the upset of the people of our area, και αποκαλύπτει με τον πιο εκκωφαντικό τρόπο το πόσο επικίνδυνη είναι η πολιτική της κυβέρνησης να εμπορευματοποιήσει τα διαγνωστικά τεστ, instead of ordering the private sector and integrating it into a single state plan, but also to equip all hospitals and Health Centers with the necessary equipment and staff for population control.
It is not the first time that it is revealed that private laboratories are late in reporting the cases to EODY. In early December, the case of a private laboratory in Kilkis was revealed, which "neglected" 13 days to notify EODY of the results of the coronavirus tests. These phenomena could have been avoided if the private diagnostics did not work autonomously with profit criteria, but were part of a single central plan for epidemiological surveillance in cooperation with public structures and all necessary scientific staff.
This development certainly stands out, and another, also essential side: the need for funding and full staffing, under the responsibility of the state, of the Molecular Biology laboratory G.N.. Kozani where the diagnostic tests are performed, but also the existence of other corresponding infrastructures in an area particularly burdened. That is, in Western Macedonia which shows a particularly high epidemiological burden and has been in the focus since the beginning of the pandemic, the understaffed Kozani Hospital and the corresponding laboratory have been in charge of checking all the tests performed in the Kozani hospitals, Ptolemaida, Florina, Grevena and Kastoria.
However, it is worth emphasizing and "not going into the details" at all: in front of the acute situation of the region and the load of the molecular analyzer of Kozani, especially in the phase when Kastoria was "in the red", instead of strengthening public structures with the necessary machinery and speeding up private diagnostic laboratories, the "solution" that was chosen was to conclude the G.N.. Kastoria contract with a private diagnostic center in Thessaloniki! To be promoted, that is,, οι λεγόμενες ΣΔΙΤ και να πριμοδοτηθεί ο ιδιωτικός τομέας και μάλιστα την περίοδο που η περιοχή στέναζε! A similar choice, of course, would be made by all the other political forces that today "go out on the rails" for the management shortcomings of the government..
In the same direction and PPC SA, whose premises have been proven to be sources of transmission, has concluded contracts with private centers.
It is understandable that in such terms, that is, with understaffed public structures and a constant "concern" for the premium of private, without a unified plan for dealing with the epidemiological situation in the region, timely could not be ensured, uniform and scientifically correct recording and tracking of cases.
The phenomenon with the wrong data of EODY for the West. Macedonia is clearly a matter of staff shortages in public structures, but also the parasitic nature of the private sector throughout the process, since it operates autonomously, with profit criteria and is not part of a single central management.
This is the real cause of the situation, including the specifics of the area. And the late stance of all those political forces that have moved and are moving in the same direction of the degradation of the NSS and the commercialization of Health is hypocritical..
It is confirmed once again that the demands of employees, of health , of the actors of the movement, for protection measures in the workplace, to strengthen the Public Health System, the need to order the private Health sector to conduct mass, recurring, absolutely free test, integrated into a single state plan, which will ensure the comprehensive monitoring of the evolution of the pandemic and the taking of appropriate measures, is as relevant as ever.
At the same time, the development of vaccinations shows that the government, in this case as well, sacrifices the health of the people in order not to burden the state coffers with a single euro.. It has made vaccination centers the Second Degree Hospitals instead of strengthening the Primary Health Care in many ways (Health centres, Regional Clinics.)
As a result, seniors have to travel tens of kilometers to be vaccinated., but also the minimum staff from the Health Centers to be transferred for the needs of vaccinations to the Hospitals, further burdening their operation. The "note of optimism" that the government seeks to cultivate, utilizing the start of vaccinations , crushed in the ruined health system. Instead of government officials visiting the area only to announce new restrictive measures such as lockdown, to come to the area and announce measures to protect the health of the people.
Now take action :
– Ενίσχυση της Πρωτοβάθμιας Φροντίδας Υγείας. Στελεχωμένα Κέντρα Υγείας, regional clinics, mobile health units.
-Strengthening hospitals with medical , nursing staff and other staff. Creation of ICUs in all the Hospitals of the area.
– Involvement of the private sector and its inclusion in a single state plan.
– Establish more vaccination centers in the area to ensure uninterrupted vaccination.
– Workplace protection measures.
– Reinforcement with staff of the molecular analyst at Mamatsio. Operation of additional analysts in the region.