The Popular Parliamentary Group has today urged the Government to harmonize and plan the distribution of health professionals throughout the National Health System in the face of the crisis caused by the coronavirus by virtue of a Non-Law Proposition registered this Wednesday in Congress.
Through this initiative – signed by the GPP spokesperson, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo; by the Deputy Secretary of the PP Cuca Gamarra; the GPP deputy spokesman, José Ignacio Echániz and the GPP health spokesperson, Elvira Velasco-, the Popular Group makes this proposal “with the aim of promoting an adequate distribution, according to the needs, in all the Autonomous Communities and making possible, in as far as professional management is concerned, the best of the healthcare responses to the pandemic. ”
The proposal is in line with the General Council of Official Medical Associations of Spain that on March 22 already issued a statement in which it included the request.
More Proposals not of Law and also of Law
Among the 136 new initiatives registered today by the GPP are two Propositions of Law -signed by the spokeswoman Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo and promoted by the Deputy Secretary of the PP Antonio González Terol- for the reform of the Regulatory Law of Bases of Local Regime and Regime Legal of the Public Sector, in order to allow the participation and voting of members of the collegiate bodies of local entities through telematic procedures in cases of sick leave, maternity or paternity or when other exceptional circumstances that impede the physical presence of the same in the sessions of said organs.
Likewise, the GPP has presented a new set of Propositions not of Law to, among others, guarantee adequate protection for pharmacists as well as to face the economic and social impact of foreign investments in Spanish startups. In the area of agriculture and fishing, it proposes to guarantee food supply and ensure the functioning of the agricultural and livestock production system; the urgent clarification of the applicable regulations in the presentation of ERTEs for the fishing sector; and the clarification of the norms referring to the operation of the fish markets of first sale of the sea, to the activity of the fishing fleet and to the monitoring of the commercial movement of the products of the sea with direct and indirect financial aid to mitigate the losses.
The GPP returns to present a new battery of written questions with more than 40 formulated, among which it is interested in the protocol elaborated by the Government to classify the diagnoses before the coronavirus and the diagnosis of Carmen Calvo, vice-president of the Government, as “negative not conclusive ”, which does not correspond to any of the four assumptions included in the protocol established by the Government:“ confirmed case, probable case, dismissed case and possible case ”.
For this reason, the GPP wants to know "what is the reason why the Government does not comply with its own protocol to classify diagnoses, why Carmen Calvo's diagnosis does not correspond to any of these assumptions, if there is any reason why the Government it hides the real diagnosis of the first vice president and what is the reason why the Government does not want to clarify whether the first vice president of the Government is a confirmed case, a probable case, a discarded case or a possible case of coronavirus ”.
Other questions asked, are interested in how many PPEs to protect against the coronavirus – of what kind, for what amount, in what quantity and with what frequency – have been dispensed to the officials of all the Spanish prisons since the first of the month of March; in case it has been provided with the necessary protection means to the funeral workers and, finally, for the management of domestic waste from people in quarantine by COVID-19.
Request for data, reports and documents
In this area, among other issues, the GPP has requested the Government to list all the protests and mass events authorized and held in the Community of Madrid between February 15 and March 9, 2020, specifying day, time, place , Convening groups, reasons and number of people present at each demonstration and each event.
The GPP has also registered the request to appear in the corresponding Commission of the Congress of the Director of the Department of Public Health of the World Health Organization to make an analysis of the public health crisis derived from the pandemic.