Staff at Quilms County Hospital claim Mayra Mendoza after surgery she had at a private center

after existence The parotid gland is working successfully In the Austral Hospital, from Pilar, Mayor of Quilmes in Buenos Aires, Mayra Mendoza, got Solid message from workers He was self-recall from Quilms Hospital and they asked him for a “dialogue” to resolve the fragility of his work situation. They demanded a commitment to “public health”.

In an open letter posted on social networks, workers denounced that in the Isidoro Iriart Hospital, which is dependent on the Ministry of Health in Buenos Aires, there are “incomplete health teams, a shortage of staff and a scarcity of resources”.

At the same time, they assert that “there are no longer any margins to operate in these conditions” and appeal to the governors to respond “before it ends up at Quilms Hospital.” empty shell“.

They said in the letter that they wanted to trust that “There is some honestyIn the words of the coachman when she referred to the “efforts they make every day to care for the health of the Quilmino community.” But they warned that they even suffer from The danger of the “collapse” of science.

Mayra Mendoza with Cristina Kirchner and medical staff after surgery at Austral Hospital in Pilar.

The full message:

“Quilmes has a population of over 600,000, and the main hospital in the area is the Zonal General de Agudos Dr. Isidoro Iriarte, which, although dependent on the Buenos Aires Provincial Government, has a central role in the community, in both daily health care, As well as in specialties and around the clock on demand.

Deficiencies in primary health care centers (CAPS) or health units, or Oller de Solano Hospital, with incomplete health teams, staff shortages and scarcity of resources, lead to Health benefits in their simplest form, which is a direct reason – for example – that basic care plans are stationed at De Quilmes Hospital rather than where they should be.

However, this reality – which deprives the population of real and universal access to health – becomes a secondary problem compared to serious problems that afflicts the Hospital de Quilmes.

This brief introduction exposes the letter i .general situation report from our hospital.

Likewise, Mayor Mayra Mendoza, we are confident that there is some truth in her statements, when she points out: “We know the effort they put in every day and that is why, from the state, we work every day to take care of the health of the Quilmeño community. On May 25, let us We unite under the same banner of solidarity and do not forget that the country is still the other.”

We continue to tell our reality:

1- It will be fulfilled Two months with a fracture on a CT scanAn essential tool for detecting Covid pneumonia and other diseases or injuries. We add that it is an outdated machine, like all (non-digital) robotic medicine, and its broken component is due to the great use of the epidemic, with minimal staff, resulting in a disproportionately increased workload in the diagnostic imaging service.

2- There is seriousness Lack of inputs, medicines and toolsDiapers, gloves, splints, needles, antibiotics, insulin, anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, saturators, thermometers, stethoscopes and sphygmomanometers. Also, still No clothes were delivered From work to various services, despite asking about sizes for months.

3- Of the five operating rooms, only three operate تعمل. In addition, part of the anesthesia equipment has been broken and there is a serious shortage of relaxants, stimulants and analgesics. Video laryngoscope donated had stolen Long ago, it was never replaced.

4- Ambulances owned by the hospital in a bad manner due to lack of maintenance. acquired past It has no sirens or lights. Added to this is that due to the broken CT, ambulances are constantly moving to transport patients to other institutions for CT scans, resulting in a fuel shortage.

5- The shift system collapsed due to the lack of appropriate digital tools or planning to give shifts over the phone or WhatsApp. In addition, it has Only two functional computersThe rest works poorly.

6- There is landslide danger zones which continues to be used normally. For example, the area of ​​pathogenic waste is located under the old shock structures, as are the comfort zones of various services, despite the fact that the CEO, Juan Fragomino, and the Regional Director of Hospitals Dr. Juan Sebastian Riera, announced an increase of several million pesos last year. Until now We did not decode any sector in the hospital that was evaluated.

7- Public baths have been closed for months, such as those in service, central hall, and pediatrics. Access to the restroom and patients waiting for treatment and their companions is a right that is not respected.

8- From the beginning of the pandemic until here at Quilms Hospital Specialties are gone Otolaryngologist and Allergist. Dermatology and endocrinology services (one doctor) are hanging by a thread.

9- Hospital guard warming the bed, almost always at 100%, so to speak, 92% of occupancy is a disregard for reality and a serious lack of responsibility.

10- Salary of health workers Below the poverty line, which has increasingly sunk due to black bonds being awarded to close free-fall parity and which are not paid even on the announced dates. Last year, due to the laziness that no one talks about, the Quilms Hospital staff Did not receive the voucher Motivation during the first part of the year.

11-Since the beginning of the epidemic, and they are Leaves and pending licenses. The Lack of appointments In strategic areas, it always makes the services perform poorly and the employees end up.

12- Multiple employment (two or three jobs, generally low paying and unstable) is one of the main reasons for exhaustion and conical pressure of health workers.

13- pharmacy It is located on the first floor, which prevents access for people with reduced mobility. We must strive for full compliance with inclusion and human rights policies.

14- The nursery does not have enough staff or resources, and the proposed educational projects are not taken into consideration, despite it being an essential area of ​​hospital staff.

This open letter, with the significance of the report – which can be more detailed because each service is a world, supported by the efforts of health workers, whose problems need urgent treatment – arises from the lack of responses from the Executive Directorate from the hospital and why Margins no longer exist to work in these conditions.

We appeal to your good sense, as part of the political structures that govern today’s state, county and municipality, before Quilmes Hospital It ended up being an empty shell And with minimal health benefits, far from what it used to be.

The workers at the Hospital de Quelm who have been called not only themselves fight for the necessary wage demands (it goes without saying that since December 2015, until today, state workers We lost 42.4% of purchasing power), but also for a comprehensive, high-quality and free health system that guarantees real access and meets the demands of the population.

Madam Mayor Mayra Mendoza, we await your response, eager to search for solutions and build spaces that allow dialogue and spaces that So far they have been rejected“.

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