Leiria CIM asks government for human resources and helps – Leiria region


The Leiria Region Inter-municipal Community (CIMRL) asked the government for more human resources for primary health care and public health and provided assistance to fight the covid-19 pandemic.

António Sales was in Leiria yesterday, Monday Photo: Joaquim Dâmaso

The mayors of Alvaiázere, Ansião, Batalha, Castanheira de Pera, Figueiró dos Vinhos, Leiria, Marinha Grande, met on Monday, December 14 the Deputy Secretary of State for Health, António Sales, in Leiria. Pedrógão Grande, Pombal and Porto de Mós, who are part of CIMRL, have called for strengthening human resources – doctors and nurses – for primary health care and public health, he told Lusa Gonçalo Lopes.

“Everyone complained about the need to strengthen human resources on the ground. The lack of doctors and nurses is one of the cross-cutting points of the region, ”added the president of CIMRL, also president of the municipality of Leiria (PS).

Gonçalo Lopes also said that, during the meeting, the mayors expressed their readiness to “collaborate with the government in the vaccination process, which will begin next year”.

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“We have become aware of our logistical and organizational capacity on the ground and we are available to be part of this strategy so important for the country”, he underlined.

According to the mayor, António Sales also listened to “the state of progress of the work of the municipalities”, which informed him of the actions that “have been developed” in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic in the region , “such as support for the distribution of personal protective equipment and opening of dedicated areas and support for tests”.

“We spoke about the difficulties of daily life, especially in terms of primary health care and public health, who are working hard and are exhausted,” Gonçalo Lopes reinforced, adding that municipalities were always available to collaborate. in the “trace-covid”, which investigates possible infected people.

António Sales visited, yesterday, Monday, the Santo André hospital, in Leiria, and the new space dedicated to respiratory patients. The Secretary of State also visited the Diocesan Seminary of Leiria, where the rear support structure is installed, meeting after lunch with the presidents of the CIMRL municipalities.

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