Vergés warns that the ICUs are still full and that the risk of another wave is “dramatic”




The acting Minister of Health of the Generalitat, Alba Vergés, has warned this Monday that the ICUs are still full, so he sees it necessary to wait before lifting restrictions to stop Covid-19 in Catalonia: “The risk of a fourth wave starting from this situation is very dramatic.”

In an interview on TV3 collected by Europa Press, he warned that Catalonia is in a “fragile moment”, which is why the Procicat has given itself seven days to assess whether the infections have stabilized or the incidence of the virus rises again , has said.

In this sense, he has advocated allowing time for the healthcare pressure to drop and the results of the vaccination to be noticed in “very key weeks”, as has already happened – he has said – in health workers and elderly in nursing homes, already immunized.

In addition, he has defended being prudent when advancing dates for the easing, for “I respect “people who have businesses and that they are pending to be able to open, or to be able to do it for more hours.

Easter and vaccination

Asked if Easter can be saved, she answered that her Concierge always tries to find a balance between society and the epidemiological situation, but she added: “From Health we have never worked in terms of saving summer or Easter.”

He said that in June the situation was very different because the risk of regrowth was very low, so that in summer “life could be recovered, and this gave a lot of air to society” before the new waves.

After announcing the inclusion of the 45 to 55-year-old group in the vaccination plan, he explained that there may be “changes” in vaccination criteria and that people 55 to 70 can also join the plan when new vaccines like Jansen’s, one dose, are authorized.

For those over 80 who cannot move, he explained that Primary Care is designing a home vaccination device, grouping six people together so as not to lose any dose from the vial.

New Health and Railway Department

Asked if she will repeat in the Ministry of Health if ERC leads the new Government, she stressed that the party teams are in full negotiations; and on whether he would count again on the Secretary of Public Health, Josep Maria Argimon, he said: “It would be seen. It should be seen in the whole team what intentions people have, what they want … The pandemic is very hard.”

As a result of the investigation by the Antifrau Office on the Health tracking contract with Ferrovial, she has maintained that her priority as councilor has been to strengthen the public health system: “We will explain again, if necessary, what we have explained at headquarters parliamentary “.

And he added that hiring this service with Ferrovial was “at that time the only possible option to start a massive contact follow-up” of Covid-19.

He has also valued the ‘Obrir Girona’ project, which seeks to hold massive public events safely: “Ensuring that you are free of Covid is not so easy. The ‘Covid free’ does not exist in an exhaustive way, but from the Health department we have a very interesting position “and they work with the organization to study the initiative.

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