The measure will make up for the absence of 1,500 employees diagnosed with Covid-19 who needed to be laid off. The municipal emergency decree has been extended for another six months
Manaus Mayor David Almeida announced at a press conference on Friday morning (14), at the Studio 5 testing station, the hiring of 500 health professionals, including doctors, nurses and nursing technicians, due to the exclusion of about 1,500 employees diagnosed with the virus. COVID-19.
The mayor also reported, that due to the explosion of cases, the emergency decree that will expire next week will be extended for another six months, which will help in vaccinating children from the age of 5 to 11 years starting next week.
“It is not a disaster situation, it is an emergency, and as a result, we will need to employ nearly five hundred specialists to work in our vaccination centers, which we will start on Monday (17) to vaccinate children at the age of four vaccination points,” he explained.
The vaccination points for children will be at Shopping Via Norte, SESI Clube do Trabalhador, Madaglena Arce Daou Family Living Center and Praque da Criança.
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Also at the press conference, the Mayor of Manaus announced the visit of Health Minister Marcelo Quiroga, also on Monday (17) and the renewal of the city council’s partnership with the federal program ‘Mais Médicos’ in Manaus, which will expire. On the first day of February.
“This contract will now expire on February 1, and I just spoke yesterday with the Minister of Health and the Ministry of Health will renew this agreement for another six months. This emergency contract is based on the need at the moment, until the competition is completed, our public tender to hire two thousand people and people To work in our health units,” David added.
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