The VOX senator for Murcia, José Manuel Marín, today urged the Government in the Senate to enable pharmaceutical professionals to perform COVID-19 screening, including PCR. "It is something that VOX has requested for months and that has already been approved in Madrid," he recalled.
The senator has advised taking advantage of the network of Spanish pharmacies, which "is consolidated as the largest, closest and most accessible in Europe, with 22,102 health establishments in 2019." Furthermore, the Spanish pharmacy model is a «social conquest» that reaches 99% of the population in the place where they reside. "A network that in this pandemic has demonstrated all its social and health value," he valued.
For the senator, "Cada díwhat's up is adíwon by the virus and this government has been wasting this opportunity for months". And the urgent and exceptional nature of this situation requires that all available human and material resources be managed in the best possible way, including pharmacists, “who, while people were alone and not knowing what to do, never turned off the green cross ».
The senator explained that pharmacy professionals are university graduates, who are already part of the health system, who partly have access to medical records, who comply with an ethical code and who, in other territories, perform other functions such as dispense hospital medications. In addition, "they are already involved in colon cancer and HIV screening, which shows their ability to screen and detect."