The chaos of the Valencian Healthcare led by the socialists Ximo Puig, president of the Generalitat, and Ana Barceló, counselor, has already reached Primary Care, where some specialists, such as the president of the Valencian Pediatric Association Eva Suárez, they are forced to see 34 patients in just 4 hours. Added to this problem is that tomorrow, in the case of Suárez, they will close the consultation because they will resume the work of vaccinating the minors. The situation is unsustainable.
The sixth wave of covid is exceeding the means and resources of Primary Care professionals in the Valencian Community. There are health centers that are giving appointments for January 31 due to the saturation that the pandemic, added to other pathologies, is producing. A patient, who suffers from heart disease, had a total of 37 calls to his health center at 12.17 hours today without receiving a response. It’s not that they don’t want to pick up the phone. It is that they cannot cope. WhatsApp groups and social networks bear witness to these and other derived problems. From the Medical Union of the Valencian Community it was transmitted that the average number of daily patients who are being forced to see is around 60-70. This union does not rule out taking action. It already did so in the first wave of the pandemic due to the lack of protection elements for health workers. Justice has given him the reason barely 24 hours ago in Alicante.
The president of the Association of Pediatrics of the Valencian Community Eva Suárez, at the Burriana 2 center, in Castellón, stated today that, in addition, professionals are forced to inform patients of the protocols they must follow in case of contagion, something that the Barceló Council should do, defends. This circumstance also obliges them to attend this service and is one more inconvenience when it comes to seeing patients due to the delays it produces. “We are totally collapsed from Christmas until now,” he adds.
The spokesman for Health of the Popular Party in the Valencian Courts José Juan Zaplana argued today that the Valencian health system is “broken”, because the health centers are overwhelmed, the health personnel are “fed up and exhausted, there are no traces of covid infections, diagnostic tests are late and bureaucracy prevents health care. In short: a total lack of control to which Puig and Barceló give no answer.