Some positive Covid-19 patients not self-isolating.

Some positive Covid-19 patients not self-isolating.

13-08-2020Adriano Machado

Primary Care Centres in Majorca are complaining that some patients who have tested positive for coronavirus are not self-isolating.

“The population does not behave in a rational way. Many PCRs are done and there are people who are positive that continue to move around freely, according to José Manuel Valverde, Vice President of the Col·legi de Metges de Balears, COMIB. "When we call to give the results of the tests, the person who picks up the phone is often in the office or at the beach.”

Healthcare Representatives & Health Minister, Patricia Gómez.

The issue of self-isolation was discussed at a meeting between Representatives from Professional Associations related to Health Centres and Health Minister, Patricia Gómez on Thursday.

Minister Gómez said she is well aware that some people do not follow the quarantine requirements.

"I myself signed two arrest resolutions last week for positive people who were not at home," she said and pointed out that putting the health of others at risk can lead to serious penalties.

“Most people are responsible, but there are always some who do not comply,” says María José Sastre, from the Government's Covid Coordination Centre. “When we see that at the Centre, first we talk with the patient and explain that they are putting other people at risk, and if they don’t understand are reported to Public Health Surveillance.”

The Primary Care forum presented a document at the meeting which contains proposals to improve Outpatient Clinics by setting the agenda for each doctor, separating patients and streamlining the health circuit.

Saturation

Under the new Primary Care System, the first point of contact for patients is a telephone consultation, but Outpatient Clinics are absolutely saturated.

“It is necessary for doctors and nurses to see their patients in an organised way,” said Healthcare Professionals who stressed the importance of investing in extra telephone lines.

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Gabriel / Hace about 1 month

@Kenny Wilson this is exactly what I'm also saying for a while now. The people that don't protect the others (nobody cares that they don't protect themselves, the problem is that by that they don't protect the others) are exactly the ones that scream that the lockdown was stupid, the ones that complain about they lack of tourists, about the lack of jobs and work... But we will get back to the exact same thing exactly because of them. This is kind of ironic.

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Kenny Wilson / Hace about 1 month

If people don't use common sense and do what needs to be done to get this virus under control there will be nobody coming to Majorca next year either. The ones not following the very simple rules will be the first one's crying when they have no jobs and no money. This way of life is only temporary but many people simply don't want to do their part to get us back to normality.

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Kevin Joseph / Hace about 1 month

Can I just give your readers the scenario for anyone not self isolating. We are a family booked to come to Majorca in September, we have been reading your coverage from the U.K. and like all holiday destinations need business. Our airline is still flying but our Government is basically saying do not go unless you quarantine. To those not self isolating make your choice please as in my view you are very selfish, we either join you or not.......it’s your choice to improve those figures.

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