You are private hospitals Send a request to the Department of Health to reduce vacation time for professionals in the region who contract with Covid, according to Antonio Brito, executive director of Anahp (which brings together large organizations for the private network).
He says hospitals are doing everything they can to face the race Emergency room in recent daysBut the sector is also facing the problem of reducing the number of employees with Covid and flu.
“With all the safeguards in place for health professionals, without the risk, this should reduce the impact quite a bit,” Brito says.
According to him, the problem is no longer concentrated in a few countries and nationalized. Anahp has just completed a survey of more than 30 employees across much of the country, showing an average 655% increase in the number of Covid cases since December. In influenza records, the increase was on average 270%.
The number of institutions consulted in the survey was 13,040 Covid positive cases per period, according to Anahp, which represents a positive participation of more than 20% in all tests. Of those, 32% have led to hospitalization since December.
“Some people will get tested in a hurry without having to,” Brito says. “We are calling on residents to get a good test before going to hospital because this can lead to unnecessary exposures.”
Anahp has prepared an informational material for publication, asking patients with more severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath, persistent fever and severe cough, or those with pre-existing chronic illnesses, to seek emergency room only. For those with mild or no symptoms, the recommendation is to prioritize seeking outpatient care, such as medical appointments and telemedicine.
On Wednesday (5), the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Health Department reduced the isolation period to at least 7 days for people with Covid. For asymptomatic cases, the recommendation is 5 days of quarantine, but use a mask for 7 days.
as US health authorities He made a similar move. In December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reduced from 10 days to 5 days the recommended isolation time for asymptomatic or mildly infected coronavirus.
The measure, announced amid an increase in Covid-19 cases in the country, aims to limit the effects of the virus on daily life and the economy, as a shortage of holiday workers has made it difficult to operate flights, restaurants and trade at the end of the year.
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