Assaults are on the increase

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DOCTORS: Urged to report all violent attacks.

ASSAULTS on doctors in the Region have increased. Last year in the Valencian Community there were a reported 50 cases of assaults on doctors, nurses, orderlies, and auxiliary staff, compared to 32 attacks in 2014, an increase of over 50 per cent.

This figure compares to the 361 complaints registered in Spain, meaning that 14 per cent of all violent episodes on health personnel takes place in Valencia. The College of Physicians of Valencia said, “cases may be more,” as some will go unreported, and they urged all health professionals to report any violence.

They called on the Ministry of Health, and those responsible for management of private health centres, “to provide emergency services including human and technical resources, to help prevent assaults on health workers.”

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