ANA BARCELO, who heads the Generalitat’s Health department, insisted that there are sufficient staff for tracing Covid-19 cases.
All Valencian Community primary care health centres will have “sufficient resources” to trace contacts linked to the trickle of cases, Barcelo said.
Together with Covid-19 reinforcements, 422 people have already been allocated to primary care centres and for holiday cover.
A further 1,210 professionals have been assigned exclusively to tracing patients’ contacts.
Of these, 943 are already at work, the Health chief said, and their number will be increased, “according to the needs of the departments.”
Since the beginning of the pandemia, primary health care centres have received an extra 240 doctors, 600 nurses, 233 nursing auxiliaries and 99 non-medical staff, Barcelo pointed out.
Health professionals, and the unions representing them, nevertheless complained that reinforcements did not arrive early enough and claimed that was still a lock of “certain profiles.”