Three years after a black day for Neuquén in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

Three years after a black day for Neuquén in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic
Three years after a black day for Neuquén in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

According to official information from the province’s Ministry of Health, the occupancy of intensive care beds was around 98%, with 120 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), who are those who need a respirator; another 15 in intermediate therapy and 303 in the general ward. There were also 4,738 outpatients recovering from COVID at home, with monitoring by the health system.

In the same chronicle it was reported that the nurses were asking for more supplies for the second wave of infections that was already beginning and the health authorities could not provide enough care.

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In those days, the vaccination against Covid began.

Covid-19: vaccination had just arrived

The positive data indicated that while awaiting the arrival of new doses of coronavirus vaccines to the province, The vaccination plan continued, which had already reached 68% of the target population (over 60 years of age, people with risk factors, staff, teachers and security forces).

The provincial government had set as the objective of the first stage of the campaign the immunization of some 178 thousand people, who made up this target population and are those who are most vulnerable to the virus.

The numbers of infected and dead people would continue to grow as the days went by until the mass vaccination that was achieved over time gradually neutralized that virus that put the world in suspense.

That was a black day, of fear and paralysis. A day that, surely, many forgot to avoid reliving that great nightmare.

They propose early retirement for health personnel who worked in the pandemic

Days ago, a man entered the Neuquén Legislature bill to create an exceptional regime of retirements for health personnel who has worked professionally during the pandemic of Covid-19 throughout the province. The objective is to “value the intense work.”

The project was presented by biochemist Elizabeth Salmanwho points out that social and political recognition should also be translated into a special regime for “appreciate the intense work” of the Health worker staff during the period in question.

In this sense, the measure creates the pension exception regime for public and private agents who have worked professionally in the SARS-CoV2 (COVID 19) pandemic. throughout the province of Neuquén.

Health personnel were full time during the pandemic.

Health personnel were full time during the pandemic.

To comply with the calculation of the years necessary at the time of retirement, the initiative determines that, for such agents, They will be counted double for each month or years of service worked. under the health emergency declared nationally to combat Covid 19.

This exceptional regime focuses on the number of human lives saved, the high infectious risk to which he was exposed all health personnel and work overload. Likewise, in the fundamentals, Salman refers to the multiple risks to which health system workers were exposed with the arrival of the coronavirus in the region. In addition, he mentions the existence of the possibility of death in several cases, the post-covid consequences, social stigmatization, discrimination, threats, exhaustion and extreme physical and psychological stress.

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