This Monday (1st), the Union of Doctors of Minas Gerais (Sinmed-MG) sent an “urgent request” to the municipal and state health agencies asking for inclusion in the state vaccination plan of supplementary health doctors who are assisting in fighting Covid-19.
The State follows the Ministry of Health’s National Immunization Plan (PNI), which lists frontline health professionals, seniors in long-term care facilities, people with disabilities in inclusive and indigenous homes as a priority in receiving doses. who live in villages.
The document was sent to the government of Minas Gerais, the State Department of Health (SES) and the mayors of Minas Gerais municipalities, including Belo Horizonte. The justification is that the union has received several complaints that these professionals are treating suspected and / or confirmed patients as the new coronavirus, but have not yet been immunized.
According to Sinmed, many of the doctors who work in complementary health are in the age group above 60 years and fall into the group at risk of the disease. For this reason, the institution seeks the vaccination of these professionals as soon as possible.
“Of the more than 60 thousand doctors working in our state, a large portion of them are dedicated to providing supplementary health care, whether in the ICUs of hospitals, primary care or even in offices,” says the note.
The union also affirms that approximately 30% of the population is a user of health plans in the State and in Belo Horizonte the rate reaches 48%, according to data from the National Supplementary Health Agency (ANS). Therefore, the need for immediate immunization.
“We believe that the vaccination of all health professionals, including those in supplementary health, becomes an essential measure to reduce the cases of COVID-19, which also contributes to that there is no reduction in the number of doctors on sick leave”, said Sinmed.
The Belo Horizonte City Hall (PBH), through the Municipal Health Secretariat, reported that all health professionals in the capital who work on the front line are being immunized according to the national vaccination plan and the receipt of doses.
The report by Nowadays he also sought the government of Minas Gerais and SES to speak out, but had no answer until the article was published.
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