Problems continue to beset Orihuela Costa SAMU

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  • Orihuela Costa SAMU continues to perform illegally and not using a physician

Whereas the model new Orihuela Costa Emergency Centre, a constructing of 4,700 sq. metres, continues to solely partially function because it waits for companies to be added, services within the SAMU base a little bit over a kilometre away on the N-332 Cabo Roig roundabout, are in a deplorable situation.

Employees denounce the truth that they’ve been with out air-con for 3 weeks: “It’s inhumane,” they are saying.

On this warmth wave, they’re working in temperatures of greater than 30 levels. Regardless of the quite a few complaints which were despatched to the Ministry of Well being, they nonetheless await a response, so throughout the 12 hours of service they supply every day they convey in followers from house.

Employees additionally confirmed that “this yr they’ve not often had the companies of a physician” a state of affairs that violates the regulation, and even supposing the rules require that such a medical transport has a physician with it always.

Just lately the Nursing Union, Satse, warned that the Ministry of Well being is failing to adjust to well being rules each time it sends out a SAMU ambulance and not using a physician. Satse remembers that, based on the well being rules printed by the Ministry itself, SAMU ambulances should have a physician, nurse and a paramedic, they have to be labelled as such and the workers should put on badges that establish them.

Simply final Saturday the household of a 56-year-old man who died of a coronary heart assault in Alicante, after being handled by a SAMU and not using a physician, has denounced the case to the courts.

At the moment the variety of SAMU ambulances that must attend day by day calls and not using a physician continues to extend to the purpose when there are days, based on employees and unions, the place between 30% and 40% of the ambulances of the province wouldn’t have a physician on board .

Neighborhood organisations on the coast have been calling for a greater service for a while and for SAMU care to be elevated from 12 to 24 hours, particularly throughout the summer season, when the inhabitants triples, as does the extra stress that these arrivals placed on the medical companies.

The Emergency Centre, which in the intervening time homes the Native Police, Immigration and Civil Guard, was additionally offered to find the SAMU in the summertime season, in addition to Firefighters, Civil Safety and forestry brigades, from the place the authorities might then coordinate actions within the southern a part of Alicante.

Nonetheless, the primary ground of the centre deliberate to accommodate this service “stays unfinished, an empty shell that requires an extra 600,000 euros to be added to the two.2 million euros that has already been spent.”

The previous Councillor for Well being, José Galiano, defined that earlier than leaving the federal government he had made preparations with the Ministry to vary the SAMU service to 24 hours and to switch it to the Emergency Centre. He stated {that a} mission was introduced based on the necessities demanded by the Valencian Ministry of Well being, headed by Miguel Mínguez, with the Council proposing an space of about 90 sq. metres with a pharmacy, 4 rooms and a kitchen, which had obtained the approval of the Ministry.

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