The City will give you quick tests of coronavirus to doctors and nurses who work in intensive care. Analyzes will start in hospitals Muñiz, Argerich, Santojanni and Fernández, and later they will be made in the other centers, announced the Buenos Aires Minister of Health Fernán Quirós.
So far in the City there are 635 infected health professionals, confirmed TN.com.ar from the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health. Among them the chief of nurses of the Fernández Hospital Claudio Lugo, who is hospitalized in serious condition in a sanatorium in San Martín.
The tests are going to start this week in intensive care professionals from the largest hospitals, Muñiz, Argerich, Santojanni and Fernández. Then they will continue through the rest of the health centers. The tests will detect antibodies, which allow you to determine if the person had the disease.
The objective is to carry out these tests every seven or ten days among the same groups, to detect possible asymptomatic cases among health professionals. They will also apply to geriatric workers and City police.
Unions such as the Association of State Workers (ATE) and Municipal Doctors warned that they lack the necessary equipment to protect themselves from COVID-19. They questioned that they did not have enough supplies, and that they were not adequate.
From the City they indicated that Twice a week they monitor the health centers to determine the situation of the equipment for the personnel and that the use of protection is a priority for those who are in contact with infected patients.
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