• To improve the fight against the virus according to the request of the WHO and in coordination with the CCAA
The Popular Parliamentary Group has demanded the Government with a Proposition not of Law in the Congress that guarantees the conservation of the biological samples of possible coronavirus pneumonias since the end of 2019 to improve the fight against the pandemic.
Specifically, the GPP urges the Government “to promote the measures that may be necessary, from the request made by the World Health Organization and the coordination with the Autonomous Communities, to guarantee the adequate conservation of the biological samples taken from diagnosed patients and / or or treated for pneumonia suspected to be caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) since the last months of 2019 ”.
"The referred samples will be preserved in order to make possible the analyzes and tests that are pertinent to improve the existing knowledge on the detection, diagnosis and epidemiological surveillance of the virus," adds the GPP initiative signed by its spokesperson, Cayetana. Álvarez de Toledo, the Deputy Secretary of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, the deputy spokesman for the GPP José Ignacio Echániz and the spokesperson for Health, Elvira Velasco.
The explanatory statement recalls the statements made on May 5 by Christian Lindmeier, spokesman for the WHO itself, when he stressed that 'it would be of great importance that all countries with unspecified cases of pneumonia in the month of December last year, or even in November, carry out coronavirus diagnostic tests on samples from these cases "because, he said, it can" provide a clearer view "of the pandemic and be essential to better understand the potential for COVID-19 contagion."
The GPP recalls that 25% of the 24 million budget of the ‘COVID-19 Fund’ is still “not executed” to finance research projects aimed at improving the diagnosis and epidemiological monitoring of the virus.