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The BE questioned the Authorities in regards to the existence of a protocol with the Hospital da Misericórdia of Póvoa de Lanhoso, after that unit refused to satisfy a suspect of covid-19 despatched by the Saúde 24 line, it was launched at present. The Ombudsman of Misericórdia, in statements to O MINHO, clarifies that the establishment has no protocol with the SNS to hold out screening checks and considers that the get together’s grievance “doesn’t make any sense”.

In a query despatched to the Ministry of Well being, to which Lusa had entry at present, these elected by the Bloco de Esquerda by the Braga district query whether or not, if there’s a protocol between the Nationwide Well being Service (SNS) and that hospital, the refusal to attend that affected person “units up a default or not”.

In case there is no such thing as a settlement, the BE needs explanations in regards to the routing of the SNS24 hotline to that hospital.

In line with the BE, a suspected case of covid-19 went to the António Lopes Hospital, within the Misericórdia of Póvoa de Lanhoso, “by indictment of the SNS24 Line, at 4:30 am” to detect the an infection, and “the citizen it should have been obtained by the guard of service within the hospital ”.

Confronted with the refusal to let him in, the citizen “questioned the rationale why he couldn’t enter the hospital to be seen by the physician on obligation”.

“The reply was that, in the meanwhile, there was just one physician within the unit and no nurse was current to carry out the screening take a look at. Then, and opposite to the directions of the SNS24 Line, they had been despatched to Hospital de Braga ”, describes BE.

In line with that get together, “it’s attention-grabbing to know the rationale why Linha SNS24 determined to ahead a suspected case of covid-19, at daybreak, to the António Lopes hospital, belonging to Santa Casa da Misericórdia, and the rationale why this hospital refused to supply care and take a look at the suspected case, having forwarded it to the Hospital de Braga, this one, an NHS hospital and public administration ”.

“Póvoa de Lanhoso Hospital may by no means be examined”

The supplier of Santa Casa da Misericórdia was unaware, when questioned by O MINHO, of the scenario described by BE, however considers that, if it occurred, from the hospital there is no such thing as a default. “If Saúde 24 made the referral to the Hospital of Póvoa de Lanhoso, it did it badly, it can’t do it, as a result of we shouldn’t have a protocol with ARS-Norte for testing covid screening”, he explains.

“We shouldn’t have any protocol, so we didn’t violate it”, stresses Humberto Carneiro, including: “If, actually, the individual went to the António Lopes Hospital, the safety guard will naturally have informed him, and really nicely, that we’ve a health care provider 24 hours, however to check the covid I needed to go to an NHS hospital, which, actually, I very a lot doubt that, at the moment of evening, completely for a covid take a look at, he would do it ”.

Humberto Carneiro stresses, due to this fact, that the denunciation of the blocking deputies “doesn’t make any sense” and remembers that the take a look at markings covid by the SNS are via P1 codes and that the process can solely be carried out by those that have a protocol with the SNS. “The Hospital da Póvoa de Lanhoso may by no means carry out screening as indicated by Saúde 24”, he stresses, clarifying that the unit has a Unilabs assortment station, which does have conventions with the SNS, however solely works in the course of the day.

The supplier additionally factors out that the Hospital da Póvoa de Lanhoso has a 24-hour physician, however at the moment of the morning, he was in non-public session, as a result of the establishment’s protocols with the SNS, for open session, are between 20:00 and 24:00 on weekdays and between 08:00 and 24:00 on weekends and holidays.

“Even so, SNS 24 couldn’t refer anybody to the Hospital of Póvoa de Lanhoso, as a result of at the moment there was no doable protocol, we’ve no protocol past midnight”, he concludes.

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