Health professionals sought MeioNorte.com This Thursday (3) to denounce the stressful working conditions and reduce the number of hospital workers Hospital and maternity From Buenos Aires, located in the northern region of Teresina.
According to the anonymous complaints, in addition to the fatigue caused by the number of beds occupied by patients being treated for Covid-19, the Municipal Health Foundation (FMS) has decided to cut staff, making the teams’ work more difficult. . They claim that the Nurses’ Union has been activated, as well as the Public Prosecution and Regional Nursing Council (Coren-PI).
Professionals reported that they were undervalued, unable to take time off, and now they would have to work inhumanely. “I have come to express our dissatisfaction with the decision of the Municipal Health Corporation in the midst of the pandemic. Exhausted employees who have not been able to take vacations for a long time, and employees who, in addition to underestimating their value, will now have to work in an inhumane manner, further impeding the welfare of the population” , said a government employee who preferred not to be identified.
“Because of this widespread epidemic, the demand for our health services has increased significantly. As a result, the number of staff will also have to be increased. Unfortunately, this has not happened: we are still overburdened, many patients, seriously ill patients, a very large influx ”, he reported about another employee.
Even an employee of the maternity hospital described that in the sector in which she works, the most famous delivery room in Teresina, a reference in human childbirth, currently operates 4 wards with a high demand for deliveries. “It is impossible to have just one technician working all night, as they would like as of Monday (7),” he says.
In a note sent to the report, the FMS reported that with the decline in covid-19 cases in Teresina, the volume is reorganizing the hospital network based on standard data for staff by beds established by the Ministry of Health, and thus, without changes in service quality and volume. An excerpt from the memo reads: “The FMS assures that the reorganization will not harm the services provided at the Buenos Aires Maternity Hospital.”
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With the decrease in HIV cases in Teresina, the Municipal Health Foundation is reorganizing the hospital network based on standard data on staff by family established by the Ministry of Health, thus without changing the quality and volume of service. The FMS assures that the reorganization will not harm the services provided at the Maternity Hospital in Buenos Aires.