Urkullu asks Sánchez to adopt “common measures” to face the sixth wave




In a letter sent to the President of the Spanish Government, the Lehendakari has requested the convening of the Conference of Presidents, an appointment that, as Moncloa has subsequently announced, will be held at the beginning of next week.

The lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, believes that in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic it is not positive to adopt decisions that are “disparate”, according to the tools available to the Autonomous Communities, and has asked Pedro Sánchez to study “common measurements“to slow down the sixth wave.

Urkullu sent this morning a paper to the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, in which he has requested the convocation of the Conference of Presidents, an appointment that, as Moncloa has subsequently announced, will be held at early next week.

In the letter, the Lehendakari recalls that in the case of Euskadi the percentage of vaccination with a complete schedule exceeds 91% of the target population, as well as that the booster doses and vaccination for those under 12 years of ageThese circumstances that did not exist a year ago.

“But the reality is also that we are living with incidence rates that we had not known in these 22 months. And the latter is affecting an increasingly worrying pressure in hospitals, as well as in Primary Care, precisely in a season of the year in which other viral diseases coexist and, on the other hand, a social life that ‘invites’ greater interaction and a complex work schedule for health professionals to manage, “he writes.

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In the letter, Urkullu shows his “special concern” for the “fatigue of health personnel “, as well as the consequences for patients with other pathologies that may have the increase in occupancy of hospital beds on the floor and ICU beds by patients affected by coronavirus.

“Having stated all of the above, and considering that it is a reality that not only affects Euskadi, I state that it is not positive to adopt decisions that are disparate according to the ‘tools that we have in the Communities’ or to the social reactions that are they could give by the measures that were tried to impel “, adds.

For this reason, it has requested the convocation of an urgent telematic meeting with the presidents of Autonomous Communities and Cities, accompanied by the Minister of Health and Health Councilors of the Autonomous Communities and those responsible for Public Health.

“The reason I propose is to share a diagnosis of the situation and the study of common measures to face it,” the letter ends.

Follow the recommendationss in the face of coronavirus from the health authorities. If you live in the CAV and have symptoms, call your usual health center. The Health Council will also attend to people on the phone 900 20 30 50, offering information and solving doubts about the coronavirus. If you live in Navarra, call the Health Council telephone number: 948 290 290. Remember that the most effective way to prevent the spread of covid-19 is to use a mask, ventilate spaces, keep a safe distance, and wash hands.


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