We all know that lately we are living in a state of pandemic, with the outbreak of covid-19. The Government continues not to recruit permanent medical and nursing staff, nor has it organized public hospitals with the necessary equipment. What it does do is shift the problem to individual responsibility.
PPC SA is in the same rationale. It promotes the individual responsibility of employees, while there are no basic Personal Protection Measures (Masks, Antiseptics, Air disinfectants etc.). In the midst of all this, he continues not to hire permanent medical and nursing staff at the stations and mines.. As a result, problems in the workplace are increasing. The increase in cases from covid-19 is sure to increase as we move towards Autumn.
It has been observed since July, that in the Mine of the Heart, δεν υπάρχει απογευματινή φυλακή στο ιατρείο. This is even more dangerous because if a positive case occurs in the area it is difficult to track. It becomes even more difficult on days when there is no nurse or night prison. We are talking about the difficulty of tracking which is very important, to prevent the spread of the virus in the workplace and beyond. It is known that this part is the responsibility of each doctor's office and not of EODY in the PPC facilities.
But apart from the heart mine, there is no afternoon prison and in the doctor's office of the hard formations in the South Field. This results in, the nurse of the Kardia substation to cover three different areas. This is unacceptable but also dangerous,because if it is necessary to intervene in two different incidents it is impossible.
So we understand, how important it is for clinics to be covered by a nurse at least 24 hours a day. This situation is known to the manager of the particular mine, after with his consent, the nurses move to the Kardia substation.
So instead of becoming a ball and going from here to there, all surgeries must be covered, with nursing staff 24 hours a day. So in case someone gets sick, the intervention to be immediate.
They must be secured immediately:
Coverage of all mines and stations with the necessary health personnel with permanent and stable work for the operation 24 hours a day of each doctor's office.
Δωρεάν και επαναλαμβανόμενα τεστ για τους εργαζόμενους με ευθύνη της εργοδοσίας και του κράτους.
Provide paid special purpose leave for those workers who need to stay home either to care for children or patients or to take measures to deal with the epidemic (e.g. closing of buildings for disinfection, etc.)
Providing all necessary means of protection to employees under the responsibility of the employer and the state.
Immediate recruitment of permanent staff, full and exclusive employment in hospitals, Health centres, EKAB, ICU, laboratories. Open now all the health structures that were closed in the previous years. Permanent staff.