THE Marina Baja Health Area will lose approximately 30 per cent of the extra medical staff taken on during the pandemic.
A total of 9,300 health professionals were taken on when the Covid crisis was at its worst, with 3,309 assigned to Alicante province. Now that the situation has begun to ease and as their contracts come to an end, the regional government’s Health department announced that not all contracts would be renewed.
Of the 350 who were assigned to the Marina Baja Health area, 104 – practically 30 per cent – will be leaving, announced the Personnel Committee which had believed the contracts would be extended by six months.
The cuts will principally affect the Marina Baja hospital in Villajoyosa, sources told the Alicante province media.
The area’s primary health care centres will hardly be affected as most of their temporary staff will be retained to ensure that the rhythm of anti-covid vaccinations is not affected.
Nevertheless, the Generalitat Ximo Puig announced shortly afterwards that “the immense majority will be taken on again” throughout the Valencia region to ensure attention in tourist zones and cover staff holidays.
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