“ The advice Director (CD) of the National Institute of Medical Emergency (INEM) accepted the request of the Director Regional do INEM in the North, which today [sábado] your place at disposal “, reads in a note shared on the institute’s portal.
THE director regional do INEM in the North, António Barbosa, assumed on Saturday that he had authorized the vaccination of 11 employees from a nearby pastry shop, having rejected the favoring, but to avoid wasting vaccine doses.
According to its version, there were 11 more vaccines prepared for INEM than what was found to be necessary and the alternative to what determined it would be waste.
“Taking into account what is described in the standard, the alternative to vaccinating nearby citizens would be to discard, literally throw it in the trash,” he said, noting that he followed only one criterion of “availability and proximity” and not another.
In the note released on Saturday night, the CD of INEM now said to wait “with serenity” for the development and conclusions of the survey that will be developed by Inspection-General of Activities in Health (IGAS) to this vaccination process, “expressing full collaboration with that service inspector for the determination of the facts “.
A response to requests for clarification from Lusa stated, however, that “the stipulated deadlines for administration of the vaccines after thawing and dilution, as well as the logistics of this entire vaccination process, namely the requirement of aseptic conditions in its preparation, would not allow administration of these excess doses to external persons, and in environments outside the INEM“.
On Saturday afternoon, António Barbosa said he had made his place available to the administration – and had not submitted his resignation – after it was reported that the institute had vaccinated against covid-19 employees of a pastry shop in Porto, confirmed the institute’s source to Lusa.
According to the Correio da Manhã, which advanced the news, “all the staff of the establishment, located next door to the INEM, in Porto, has already received two doses of the vaccine “.
The situation in Porto is known after the National Emergency and Protection Civil (Aprosoc) have denounced, the vaccination of non-priority professionals at the INEM.
The institute replied that it received 1,174 vaccines, but since some essential professionals could not be vaccinated for health reasons, 92 doses were left over which were given to other employees, as a way to avoid waste.
A IGAS announced on Friday that it will verify compliance with the rules and guidelines applicable to the vaccine administration process against covid-19.
“Is inspection will cover, at this stage, the five regional health administrations, IP, hospitals, hospital centers and local health units of the National Health Service, as well as some entities that integrate the central services of the Ministry of Health “, said the IGAS in a note published on your portal electronic.
According to IGAS, a inspection is based on three aspects: criteria for selection of people to be vaccinated within priority groups, procedures for managing excess doses and preventive measures for waste.
A pandemic from covid-19 caused at least 2,206,873 deaths resulting from more than 102 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 12,179 people died from 711,081 cases of infection confirmed, according to the most recent Direction-General Health.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected not end of December of 2019, em Wuhan, a city in central China.
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