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In spate of the flu: “Bell” by doctors – nurses for serious deficiencies!

A strong concern expressed by the ISA for the health protection of the country against the epidemic of influenza that has already started, with 6 people so far to have lost their lives from complications while 35 patients required hospitalization in the Intensive care Unit.The Medical Association for serious shortcomings, and points out that this year is the first year that there have been no information campaigns for influenza vaccination, with the result that the vaccination coverage of the population is particularly low.At the same time, as noted, the public health system is crumbling, the structures of both primary and secondary care to face serious problems. Provides that the expected occurrence of cases with severe complications, will add considerably to the existing structures that operate marginally.Even the ISA explains that, despite the fact that the flu epidemic was expected, the ministry of Health had not taken timely action to ensure additional beds in Intensive care Units, with the result that the last period of time to increase dramatically the waiting list -had reached the 70 patients a day. Yes, some people left their last breath, waiting to find a bed, as complained of by the ISA.On the subject of shortages in beds ICU communication issued, and the nurses report that confirmed the fears of more deaths in the υποστελεχωμένες METH, on the occasion of the recent death of a patient at the Hospital, Salvation.As mentioned it features the president of the Union of Nurses in Greece (ENE) Dimitris Skoutelis, “unfortunately confirmed our fears and as we’re running out of beds in ICU so more people will die” while in a statement by the sg of the ENE Aristides Δάγλας stresses that “the problem in the ICU, it is found clearly in the reduced nursing staff of the Units of nurses. Need as soon as possible for the State to progress in recruitment of our colleagues”.

A strong concern expressed by the ISA for the health protection of the country against the epidemic of influenza that has already started, with 6 people so far to have lost their lives from complications while 35 patients required hospitalization in the Intensive care Unit.
The Medical Association for serious shortcomings, and points out that this year is the first year that there have been no information campaigns for influenza vaccination, with the result that the vaccination coverage of the population is particularly low.
At the same time, as noted, the public health system is crumbling, the structures of both primary and secondary care to face serious problems. Provides that the expected occurrence of cases with severe complications, will add considerably to the existing structures that operate marginally.
Even the ISA explains that, despite the fact that the flu epidemic was expected, the ministry of Health had not taken timely action to ensure additional beds in Intensive care Units, with the result that the last period of time to increase dramatically the waiting list -had reached the 70 patients a day. Yes, some people left their last breath, waiting to find a bed, as complained of by the ISA.
On the subject of shortages in beds ICU communication issued, and the nurses report that confirmed the fears of more deaths in the υποστελεχωμένες METH, on the occasion of the recent death of a patient at the Hospital, Salvation.
As mentioned it features the president of the Union of Nurses in Greece (ENE) Dimitris Skoutelis, “unfortunately confirmed our fears and as we’re running out of beds in ICU so more people will die” while in a statement by the sg of the ENE Aristides Δάγλας stresses that “the problem in the ICU, it is found clearly in the reduced nursing staff of the Units of nurses. Need as soon as possible for the State to progress in recruitment of our colleagues”.

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