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Nurses’ Chairman says that Madeira should be an example for the continent

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Ana Rita Cavaco, President of the Order of Nurses

For the president of the Order of Nurses, Ana Rita Cavaco, the situation in the archipelago is “much better” than in the continent.

The Order of Nurses received no report of professionals from Madeira since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, revealed the president, Ana Rita Cavaco, stressing that the situation in the archipelago is “much better” than in the continent.

“I confess that, this year and not much of a pandemic, contrary to what used to happen, I did not receive a single exposure at the national headquarters, in the sense of denunciation, from any nurse here in Madeira,” he said, after a meeting with the chief executive. Miguel Albuquerque, in Funchal.

The President of the Order of Nurses said that he had not made any claims to the President of the Government and highlighted the effectiveness of the vaccination process underway in the region, which motivated the hiring of 77 more professionals, as well as the Covid-19 screening system implemented in the Madeira Airport.

“Here, at this moment, there is no unemployment in nursing“, Said Ana Rita Cavaco, stressing that the regional executive, from the PSD / CDS-PP coalition, established uncertain term contracts with the new nurses, contrary to what happens at the national level, in which the contract is made for four months.

“Hiring a nurse for four months, systematically, waiting for the pandemic to pass, it seems that it is disposable”, he warned, reinforcing: “This has gone very badly on the continent, because it has been successive four months and nobody knows when this pandemic ends ”.

Ana Rita Cavaco also highlighted the equalization of careers between nurses in nursing homes and those in the health system in the autonomous region. “We left here very happy. Hopefully, on the continent, that would also happen”, He affirmed.

According to the most recent data from the Regional Health Directorate, the archipelago of Madeira, with around 260 thousand inhabitants, records 342 active cases of infection by SARS-CoV-2, in a total of 8,486 confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic, and 71 deaths associated with the disease.

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