THREE dialysis patients die in Spain’s Almeria from the coronavirus after sharing an ambulance.
The president of the Association for the Fight Against Kidney Diseases in Almeria (Alcer), Marta Moreno has claimed that although there is no direct evidence to suggest that the three dialysis patients were infected whilst they were travelling in the same ambulance, it has raised a number of suspicions that this could be the case.
Moreno explained that “this multiple contagion could have been avoided,” but he also stressed the fact that “it does not mean that the contagion occurred in the ambulance, but there is a possibility that it could have happened, although there is no certainty”.
He now hopes that procedures can be changed so that the sharing of ambulances is limited and he highlighted that, “we cannot say categorically that they were infected in the ambulance, but so that this does not happen again, we ask that five people be banned from travelling in an ambulance. It should not exceed three dialysis patients. With three patients, each could travel in a row of seats and all safety measures would be maintained.”
He also called for at risk patients such as dialysis patients to be prioritised for the Coronavirus vaccination.
The Andalucian Government has assured citizens that “there is no outbreak of Covid-19 declared in the alert network associated with health transport in Almeria.”
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