The Emergency Department (ICT) of the G.N.. Πτολεμαΐδας για μεγάλο χρονικό διάστημα λειτουργεί υποστελεχωμένο από ιατρικό και νοσηλευτικό προσωπικό πριν ακόμα το ξέσπασμα της πανδημίας covid-19, from which arose additional needs in the provision of health services with whatever,what this means for the existing staff who work selflessly.
Specifically, the ICU before the pandemic had developed three examination beds in the pathology clinic in full operation, while for the needs that arose due to covid-19 another six have been developed with the possibility of operating an additional five, as many times the short space is turned into an examination room. It also serves surgeries, orthopedic, urologically, ENT incidents etc..
From the available data it appears that from the beginning of the pandemic to 1-7-2021 the ICU served 19.864 incidents, of which 4.325 positive in covid-19. Admissions to simple clinics and covid-19 units were in the thousands.
In relation to the medical staff staffed by the ICU, consists today of the Director, three doctors, of which two are permanent who moved from the Health Center of Amyntaio leaving gaps in the respective specialties and four rural doctors. From time to time it is supported by doctors from other departments, while a permanent physician is suspended from 1/9.
There are shortages in the nursing staff as it consists of seven permanent staff, six contractors and three apprentices, resulting in fatigue, to accumulate dozens of indebted breaks in each employee.
Also, one administrative support clerk was suspended from September 1 with the,what this means for the rest of the staff.
With this situation and considering that it is also a reference hospital due to covid-19, in a section on duty 24 24 hours a day, there is an intensification of work and everyone can understand that the medical and nursing staff needs reinforcement and support.
It is clear that the causes of this situation are the policy of underfunding and the commercialization of health, EU policy, which are co-decided and implemented by all governments and the current one
Since we are already in the 4th wave of the pandemic, of increased traffic and volume of incidents
MR. Minister, what he intends to do so:
- To have a brave increase of the state budget for the operational needs of the IT and the General Hospital of Ptolemaida "Bodosakeio".
- There should be no danger in the operation of the ICU of the General Directorate of Ptolemaida "Bodosakeio".
- Immediately fill the positions of permanent medical staff and nursing staff and make permanent the contractors who are already working.
- Meet the needs for administrative staff and return suspended employees.
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