Objective is to reduce new demands for drugs, anesthetics and oxygen, increasing the availability of use by human medicine
The doctor vet Leonardo Maggio de Castro leads a volunteer group in Sorocaba, in the interior of Sao Paulo, which joined in April 2020 to act on the front lines against Covid-19. The main activity of the “Esquadrado do Bem” project is to provide training in the procedures for dressing up and removing personnel on duty at Santa Casa de Sorocaba, thus preventing them from becoming contaminated. “A group that was reaching out to reinforce these procedures during shifts so that health professionals, doctors, nurses and nursing technicians could be alert. We know that in physical, emotional fatigue, which is what we are seeing most in the pandemic, you end up circumventing some technique and end up being susceptible. ”
In solidarity with the burden on the country’s health system, the Centro Veterinário Seres, owned by the Petz Pethop Group, suspended elective surgeries in the clinics. Veterinarian Karina Mussolino says the goal is to reduce new demand for medicines, anesthetics e oxygen, thus increasing the availability of these inputs on the market. “Anything that is a procedure that does not affect the well-being and safety of the pet, which are scheduled, which are not urgent or emergency, we will insure that human medicine can be used in patients who need to be intubated, they need to be induced, ”he said. Clinical or surgical care and exams in urgent and emergency services remain free at the Petz petshop.
* With information from reporter Victor Moraes