Health workers – MHWWB http://mhwwb.org/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:54:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://mhwwb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-34-150x150.png Health workers – MHWWB http://mhwwb.org/ 32 32 Reviews | Health workers, “risking their own lives to save ours” https://mhwwb.org/reviews-health-workers-risking-their-own-lives-to-save-ours/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:54:22 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/reviews-health-workers-risking-their-own-lives-to-save-ours/ For the publisher: Re “Giving a risk premium to healthcare workers”, by Sandeep Jauhar (Opinion guest dissertation, January 10): As a fellow doctor at Northwell, I appreciate Dr Jauhar’s feeling about the risk premium for hospital work since Covid-19 drastically changed the medical landscape. A bonus would surely be a confirmation of the public recognition […]]]>

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Re “Giving a risk premium to healthcare workers”, by Sandeep Jauhar (Opinion guest dissertation, January 10):

As a fellow doctor at Northwell, I appreciate Dr Jauhar’s feeling about the risk premium for hospital work since Covid-19 drastically changed the medical landscape. A bonus would surely be a confirmation of the public recognition of the sacrifices we have made and continue to make in the riskier environment in which we now work.

But, in truth, since we are all vaccinated (Northwell easily followed New York State guidelines for healthcare workers), there is certainly less personal risk than in the terrifying first months of the pandemic, when many doctors, nurses, paramedics and other selfless healthcare workers fell ill and often died.

Today the extra risk premium is more of a demand from the public that we work so hard to take care of to notice us and appreciate what we continue to do every day. The serenade and public displays of gratitude to healthcare workers at the start were a bit over the top… but we miss the feeling.

What I would prefer over the risk premium would be for each of our patients to be vaccinated and vaccinated, as we constantly ask. This would be what would make me happy. This would be the ultimate gesture of appreciation to all who work hard to help sick patients – and the community’s way of saying “we care about you”.

Jessica jacob
Big Neck, NY

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As someone who has unfortunately been hospitalized four times in the past six months, I completely agree with the premise of this trial. While most healthcare workers choose their careers for reasons other than money, many are significantly underpaid for the very difficult and dangerous work they do.

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Questions around the Covid-19 vaccine and its deployment.

I was a surgical patient in Rhode Island for kidney stone removal and hernia repair, and in New York City for total knee replacement. In both hospitals, the care I received from the surgeons, nurses, physiotherapists, orderlies, food service workers and everyone else was amazing. Everyone I came in contact with was professional and compassionate, and seemed to consider me their most important patient.

While I doubt that healthcare workers would provide or could provide a higher standard of care if they were paid more, I am convinced that paying them more would go a long way in making these essential workers feel more valued and respected. .

We have spent billions trying to test, treat and cure people infected with Covid-19. Let’s tell our healthcare workers that we understand the life and death work they do, including risking their own lives to save ours.

Henry A. Lowenstein
New York

For the publisher:

Risk pay for caregivers, technicians, respiratory therapists and nurses (as well as teachers, home health aides and all other underpaid and at risk workers)? Absoutely!

Risk premium for doctors? I am sorry. No.

As a physician myself, I can attest that physicians in the United States are already paid at rates far higher than their colleagues in other countries. US Doctors Struggling With Covid Need A Lot; more salary is not one of them.

Wesley H. Clark
Middlebury, Vermont

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Re “Despite the gains, space heaters pose a fire risk” (press article, January 11):

Regarding the Bronx fire and radiators: For over 44 years that I’ve lived in our apartment in New York, management has continuously reduced the fuel oil to heat the building. When my daughter was little there were times when we had to put her to bed in a snowsuit. In recent winters, some tenants in the building have purchased radiators to warm up against inadequate heating.

Is management’s greed to pay for oil worth the risk of a building fire?

Margot Head
New York

For the publisher:

Re “Parents, it’s going to be a very long month of January” (Opinion, nytimes.com, January 8):

Jessica Grose perfectly portrays the challenges of entertaining young children when options are scarce, and screens masquerade as virtual babysitters.

During the Christmas holidays, my wife and I knock out 45 minutes each night, along with our three young children, driving and looking at the Christmas lights. Now, with the holidays over but the same hours to fill, we might have to settle for streetlights. And if that fails to hold their interest, we will pray for clear skies and resort to “chasing the moon”.

Andrew Ginsburg
Southport, Connecticut.

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Re “I took ketamine for my depression. Things Got Pretty Weird ”(Opinion guest essay, December 28):

Vanessa Barbara’s description of her experience illustrates the complicated nature of ketamine treatment. People take it for relief, but it’s not just another antidepressant. Its neurochemical effects are complicated, and although there are mood-uplifting effects for many, these effects are often not sustained.

It remains to be feared that the temporary elevation in mood could, for some, fuel an addictive dynamic. Alternatively, the dissociative and hallucinogenic effects may be critical for the effectiveness of the drug. Some people can benefit greatly from the altered state of consciousness and the change in perspective they experience, perhaps in combination with psychotherapy.

Or, for those who haven’t tried it, it might be worth exploring ketamine-free psychotherapy. Drugs can be inspirational, but they’re not the only way to have a transformative experience.

Elizabeth weinberg
Arlington, Mass.
The writer is a psychiatrist.

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Equal salaries for doctors, health workers not achievable, says NMA https://mhwwb.org/equal-salaries-for-doctors-health-workers-not-achievable-says-nma/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 03:19:16 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/equal-salaries-for-doctors-health-workers-not-achievable-says-nma/ From Fred ezeh, Abuja nigerian The Medical Association (NMA) said equal pay and compensation for doctors and other healthcare workers was not achievable. He advised the federal government not to fall for blackmail defended by healthcare workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) for equal pay with doctors. NMA spokesperson Dr […]]]>

From Fred ezeh, Abuja

nigerian The Medical Association (NMA) said equal pay and compensation for doctors and other healthcare workers was not achievable.

He advised the federal government not to fall for blackmail defended by healthcare workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) for equal pay with doctors.

NMA spokesperson Dr Aniekeme Uwah in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said such measures would be disastrous and constitute a clear violation of previous agreements with doctors under the aegis of the NMA.

“There are no reason for JOHESU to demand the same salary as for doctors, because it is not standard practice in the world, ”he said.

He said that the NMA has never opposed a salary increase, adjustment or variation for JOHESU members, as long as such action and identical values ​​are applied to CONMESS to maintain the agreement with the NMA.

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Uwah called on JOHESU members to refrain from threatening and harassing federal health ministry officials, especially the director of hospital services, and advised them to follow established rules in pursuing the package they wish.

“JOHESU is free to negotiate for the improvement of the social protection program, but the doctors are not afraid or disturbed as long as the facts and international standards are presented and applied.

“If anyone is to be unhappy, it should be the doctors who are wronged by the federal government’s deliberate refusal to apply internationally accepted relativity in the compensation of health workers in Nigeria.

“Additionally, physicians in administrative positions have worked hard to create a healthy balance in well-being between physicians and allied health professionals. But JOHESU bent back by recommending a lower emolument relativity than what can be achieved for doctors internationally to the disillusionment of NMA members.

He therefore accused members of JOHESU of being known to spread disinformation and disinformation. It was therefore not surprising to them that they attempted to blackmail the director of hospital services at the Federal Ministry of Health emotionally on welfare-related issues affecting its limbs.


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Manipal hospitals to conduct vaccination campaign for frontline health workers, Health News, ET HealthWorld https://mhwwb.org/manipal-hospitals-to-conduct-vaccination-campaign-for-frontline-health-workers-health-news-et-healthworld/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 08:23:00 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/manipal-hospitals-to-conduct-vaccination-campaign-for-frontline-health-workers-health-news-et-healthworld/ Bengaluru: During the pandemic, ambulance drivers and paramedics who, regardless of their own safety, transported several Covid-19 patients night and day, 24/7, have emerged as examples of selfless service. With this in mind, Manipal Hospitals is organizing an exclusive vaccination campaign on January 10 for nearly 100 paramedics and paramedics. Ambulance drivers and paramedics will […]]]>
Bengaluru: During the pandemic, ambulance drivers and paramedics who, regardless of their own safety, transported several Covid-19 patients night and day, 24/7, have emerged as examples of selfless service. With this in mind, Manipal Hospitals is organizing an exclusive vaccination campaign on January 10 for nearly 100 paramedics and paramedics.

Ambulance drivers and paramedics will be the first to receive the precautionary dose at all Manipal hospitals in Bangalore. This initiative aims to prepare them mentally and physically to face the possible challenges ahead during an unprecedented time.

“Frontline workers have done a selfless act of ensuring patient safety rather than their own. They risked their lives and prioritized the lives of critical patients. We feel the need to prioritize their safety and protect them from the challenges ahead due to the pandemic, and we will launch the preventive dose vaccination campaign with ambulance drivers and paramedics, ”said Karthik Rajagopal, COO, Manipal Hospitals.
The vaccination campaign will be carried out according to guidelines established by the state government. The vaccination campaign will be led by health professionals, including nurses, vaccination officers and doctors. It will take place in various branches of Manipal Hospital in Bangalore.


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Will we have staff to cope? 130 health workers on the front lines as cases continue to rise https://mhwwb.org/will-we-have-staff-to-cope-130-health-workers-on-the-front-lines-as-cases-continue-to-rise/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 21:51:29 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/will-we-have-staff-to-cope-130-health-workers-on-the-front-lines-as-cases-continue-to-rise/ MINISTER of Health and Welfare Dr Michael Darville. Photo: Donavan McIntosh / Tribune Staff By RASHAD ROLLE Principal journalist of the Tribune rrolle@tribunemedia.net HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville said about 130 healthcare professionals are out of the system due to COVID-19, including 100 in New Providence and 30 in Grand Bahama. His comment comes as […]]]>

MINISTER of Health and Welfare Dr Michael Darville. Photo: Donavan McIntosh / Tribune Staff

By RASHAD ROLLE

Principal journalist of the Tribune

rrolle@tribunemedia.net

HEALTH Minister Dr Michael Darville said about 130 healthcare professionals are out of the system due to COVID-19, including 100 in New Providence and 30 in Grand Bahama.

His comment comes as the country recorded 315 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday with a 45% positivity rate.

He said if there was enough space for hospital beds, the challenge now is to ensure a sufficient workforce to staff these services.

“As it is, in New Providence there are a little over 100 medical professionals and there (there are) about 30 until my last count in Grand Bahama at the Rand Memorial Hospital,” Dr Darville said.

“We are working at all levels to bring in health professionals in public health to ensure that our major hospitals are functioning and functioning properly so that if there is a further increase we can cope.”

The number of hospitalizations is rising steadily and stood at 58 on Monday, far more than in early December when just 18 people were hospitalized with the virus. However, only three people are in the intensive care unit, suggesting that manifestations of the disease continue to be less severe than in previous waves.

Dr Darville said authorities are still trying to determine how many people are in hospital because of COVID-19 compared to how many people are there for other health reasons even though they have the virus. .

“Our meeting this morning confirmed that there are around 55 people at Princess Margaret Hospital who are COVID positive,” he said before heading to a Cabinet meeting. He spoke to reporters before the health ministry released the January 3 scorecard, which showed 58 cases of hospitalization.

“Of the 55, it is difficult to differentiate those who may be COVID positive with symptoms of COVID or whether or not they are COVID positive with other complications in the hospital. It’s a cross section and we’re trying to get the exact number.

“We are able to provide essential services. In our old unit we had admissions and we are opening more tents but I have to admit that due to the exposure of some of our staff some of the essential services had to be cut back and even though we have enough of space for beds, we are now in the process of restructuring to ensure that we find staff where those who have been admitted can enter these particular departments. “

Dr Darville also defended the government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“The government is doing everything we can with this situation,” he said. “When we look at what’s going on in the world, every country is having difficulty controlling this new Omicron variant. It is very important that the Bahamian people realize that they have a role to play. We need to apply the proper protocols.

He reiterated that the government will recruit additional doctors and up to 50 nurses. He said free tests were due to start at vaccination sites yesterday.

“During the holiday weekend there were some gatherings that worried us and they can potentially be super spreaders,” he said. “We are monitoring the number of cases and we have done an excessive amount of testing. What concerns us is that the percentage of tests provided is higher than expected indicating that the disease burden is relatively high in the country and we are now preparing to ensure that we have protocols in place. adequate health care so that if there is an increase that could take place with hospital admissions, we are in a better position to deal with it. “

Last week, the government denied entry of an MSC cruise ship to its own private island due to the number of positive cases on board.

“Our job,” said Dr Darville, “is to try to balance the economy while dealing with the viral load in the country and so we are looking very closely and multiple discussions have taken place throughout. weekend on how best to adapt cruise ships and minimize the burden of disease on board crews These discussions are still ongoing, not yet fully finalized.

Dr Darville said the decision to deny entry to ships “is still linked to the disease burden”.

“If we believe that a ship has too many positive cases on board, it is the responsibility of the Department of Health to protect the welfare of the people of the Bahamas and to try to find that balance where we are able. to guarantee and have confidence that the cases that are on board the ship have the capacity to be isolated and put up for auction and when we think that is not possible, we have to make these kind of difficult decisions ”, a he declared.


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SUS screening drops 89%, health workers link fraud with death https://mhwwb.org/sus-screening-drops-89-health-workers-link-fraud-with-death/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 16:42:25 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/sus-screening-drops-89-health-workers-link-fraud-with-death/ Over the past eight years, the audit and inspection procedures carried out by the National Audit Department of the Unified Health System (Dynasus) have decreased by 89%. The fall occurred throughout the national territory, and according to specialists and officials consulted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs CNN, this scenario makes it possible to no […]]]>

Over the past eight years, the audit and inspection procedures carried out by the National Audit Department of the Unified Health System (Dynasus) have decreased by 89%. The fall occurred throughout the national territory, and according to specialists and officials consulted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs CNN, this scenario makes it possible to no longer detect and deal with irregularities, which, in the latter case, can have a direct impact on the lives of users A health system (SUS).

For two months, the heart of the investigation CNN Analyze audit reports and Ombudsman documents, as well as consult with physicians and persons associated with the inspection area as part of the SUS. Reports indicate that the decline of control is also accompanied by political persecution and directives for unrealistic reports, thus covering up wrongdoing.

For the former auditor of Anasus and now president of the Consortium of employees of the national system of auditing of the unified health system (Unasus-Sindical), Solimar Mendes, the resources should be better used and inspected, because “the frauds in matters health causes death ”.

To understand data from Denasus’ audit and inspection procedures, see the Report on Denasus Ministry of Health which show that the decrease in interventions has been systematically occurring since 2018. In that year, 579 interventions were carried out, ie 57% less than 1,356 in 2017; The pattern continued for years to come.

For health management consultant Eriko Vasconcelos, the lack of inspection and poor transport standards give way to suspicious transactions. “During my tenure at the Ministry of Health, a very small group of workers could have been observed responding to complaints and other inquiries regarding the need for inspection or auditor intervention. “

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According to SUS’s annual management reports for which the article was available, only the Denasus audits between 2011 and 2013 resulted in return requests of R $ 650 million. As of 2014, reports have ceased to report claim amounts.

In one of the documents, a return request is made, following an audit by Denasus, which revealed, in 2016, that the Result Medicina Diagnóstica did not provide proof of the tests carried out for SUS in the city ​​of São Gonçalo (Royal Jordanian). While visiting the lab, the auditors discovered that the company was operating with outdated equipment and not following best practices. As a result, R $ 1.8 million for examinations paid by Health to the company between 2009 and 2016 had to be returned.

In a document, the Ministry of Health of Rio de Janeiro demands the return of R $ 1.8 million to the Municipal Health Fund of Sao Gonçalo / Reproduction

Another Denasus survey, released in February this year, looked at contracts the state’s health department had signed with air taxi companies and recommended that Rio Branco Aerotaxi reimburse more than R $ 1 million. . The company was hired between 2016 and 2019 to transport patients for treatment away from home. The documentation indicates that these values ​​were not compatible with the services provided.

Audit indicates differences in Acre / Reproduction health contracts

Currently, according to data from Unasus-Sindical, the state of Acre has only three employees engaged in the audit. This number, according to the entity, is not enough to constitute a team, “let alone to audit a complete file,” said Solemar.

There are hundreds of reports analyzed by the report which refer to other issues. Among the documents are cases of shortages of doctors, hospitals operating without health permits, gas leaks, expired fire extinguishers, and cases of hospital shutdowns. Receive resources from SUS. In many of these cases, the reports were accepted by the hospital administrators involved, who pledged to resolve the issues.

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Document revealing infrastructure problems in hospital / reproductive units

Lack of professionals and interference

The decline in Dynasus’ stock can be attributed, in part, to the organization’s low membership and political interference from the allies. Ricardo barros At the agency, when he was health minister, a former auditor said in the report on condition of anonymity. According to this former employee, the number of auditors has been reduced for nearly a decade due to the retirements of professionals and the lack of replacement.

It also reveals that there is great dissatisfaction from officials who do not consider themselves appreciated and that there is interference from the Director General of Brasilia in the preparation of the final reports.

There are no doctors in the supervisory body. If you need to audit any area of ​​healthcare, Solemar says, the national audit service doesn’t have that server on board.

According to the source, several initial reports he submitted that indicated irregularities to directors of municipalities, states or health units were referred for review after performing an analysis of Dynasos headquarters in Brasilia. He says these revisions were, too often, guidelines to omit irregularities from the final text.

He says the worst period was between 2014 and 2019, when the decline in enrollment was more severe and the intervention became more present, especially during the period from 2016 to 2018, under the administration of Ricardo Barros.

At the time, Barros would put people he trusted in charge of the state’s Dynasos units and control what was reported. The former auditor recounted that some of the reports containing the accusations were returned to the auditors for editing or edited directly by superiors.

Solímar Méndez also said he was the victim of political interference while working as an auditor and cited a case involving the former president of Dinasos de Mato Grosso, Joao Paulo Martins Viana, who was removed from his post as director of the agency after an audit that highlighted the misuse of health funds in Cuiaba. “We believe that his dismissal had political interference (…) It was clear that there had been political interference,” he explains.

The report spoke with Viana, who confirmed his firing as the director of Dynasos, but he declined to be interviewed as he is still a federal government employee and is not allowed to speak.

Double empty reports

Former Denasus director Louis Bolzan also believes that only retirements and fewer employees do not explain such a large drop in audits. According to him, some managers do not give their due status to the work of auditors and act in a way that weakens the institution.

“To weaken Dynasus means to weaken the control and anti-corruption measures in the public health of this country. It is very important to strengthen and restore audit procedures because Dynasos and the national audit system are very important tools for the organization of the unified health system, the qualification of the SUS administration and the qualification of the service. returned to the public health citizen in this country, ”says Bolzan.

a CNN It examined the 954 audit reports available on the portal of the national audit system SUS produced between 2016 and 2017 and found that 53 of them were blank and consisted of only one page, as shown in the picture below.

Blank / cloned audit reports

During the same referenced reporting period, there was also a weakness in one of the few methods that healthcare uses to monitor the relationship between procedures performed and those advertised.

Luis Bolzan explains: “The SUS message was a message sent to the homes of Brazilian citizens, users of the health system who, for example, were hospitalized by the unified health system. A citizen of a certain era.

a CNN Ask health care about the condition. The ministry responded in a note: The Ministry of Health informs that there is no post for a Unified Health System (SUS) auditor within the ministry, and therefore the opening of a specific competition for the region depends on the decision of the ministry and the ministry. Authorization from the Ministry of the Economy. It should be noted that the National Audit Department of SUS (Denasus) conducted internal selection processes, with the aim of selecting the staff of the Ministry of Health to work in the implementation activity and support technique for the review of procedures and health services and the implementation of public policies within the framework of the SUS, in the central unit, in Brasilia and in 26 audit departments, One department in each state of the union. Note that in 2020, the procedure made it possible to select 15 employees for the Brasilia central unit, and in 2021, 32 new employees were selected for the Rio de Janeiro unit. Internal selection is still ongoing for units located in the North region, with approximately 63 new servers. As for the units in the South and South-East regions, with 55 servers that should be selected.

In a statement, MP and former Minister Ricardo Barros said that the closure of the SUS charter happened because it had a very high cost and was inefficient, since, according to him, it only serves 2% of the population and has no insignificant return. . The model, according to Barros, has been replaced by telephone service.

However, Bolzan claims that refunds with just a few cards back will be enough to pay for the service. “He was interrupted. It is no longer in use between 2016 and 2017, unfortunately what was heard was the budget argument, saying it was too expensive, when in fact it was a one-time measure that we could implement to reduce corruption and misappropriation of resources in the SUS. It will make him profitable, ”he says.

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Visiting health workers tried to save 14-year-old Olivia Kolek after tragic accident https://mhwwb.org/visiting-health-workers-tried-to-save-14-year-old-olivia-kolek-after-tragic-accident/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 15:45:13 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/visiting-health-workers-tried-to-save-14-year-old-olivia-kolek-after-tragic-accident/ Two visiting health workers had desperately tried to save a teenage girl with CPR after the tragedy of the New Years Eve crash. Olivia Kolek, 14, died after colliding with a Mercedes on Station Road near Rowley Regis station on her way to celebrate New Years at a house party. The Ormiston Academy student was […]]]>

Two visiting health workers had desperately tried to save a teenage girl with CPR after the tragedy of the New Years Eve crash.

Olivia Kolek, 14, died after colliding with a Mercedes on Station Road near Rowley Regis station on her way to celebrate New Years at a house party.

The Ormiston Academy student was chatting happily with a friend on the phone at the time of the crash and the boyfriend heard a “big bang,” Olivia’s mother, Izabela Maziakowska said. The sun.

READ MORE: Mother of heartbroken 14-year-old girl killed in Rowley Regis crash in tribute to her ‘still smiling’ daughter

Two women, both medical professionals, walked past the accident scene at tea time and stopped to help.

The couple, who only want to be known as Nicole and Gemma, offered their “deepest condolences” to Olivia’s family after the “devastating outcome”.

Nicole said: “Myself and her colleague Gemma, both local health professionals working in the community, were passionate about driving.

“[We] noticed a casualty on the floor, within seconds we didn’t have a chance to think my training had started and I started CPR.

“Gemma was amazing at the time, we took turns sharing the urgent medical treatment needed to try and give her the best chance until the paramedics arrived. We continued to help alongside them.

“They went out of their way to try to save her, they were amazing.

“To the family … Unfortunately our efforts to help save your world were not enough and the results were devastating for everyone involved. We would like to reach out to the family and offer our deepest condolences. “

Olivia’s friends canceled their New Year’s celebrations after hearing about the tragedy.

Her mother Izabela said The sun : “Our Christmas had been so beautiful, Olivia always loved this time of year and the New Years, which only made it worse.

“She was talking to a friend on the phone because a friend of hers later said he heard a big bang and someone needed to call an ambulance.

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“Before they knew she was dead, some of her friends had come to the house to give us New Year’s gifts – flowers and wine.

“Like us, they are heartbroken. The house party did not take place after this tragedy. “

Flowers have since been placed at the scene of the accident in front of the station in tribute to Olivia.

A 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving under the influence of drugs has been released under investigation while officers investigate, West Midlands police confirmed this morning (January 2).

If you saw what happened or saw the gray Mercedes driving while preparing for the accident, contact the police. And if you have dash cam footage showing the incident, the force wants to hear from you as well.

Message the live chat through the website or you can email the Serious Collision Investigation Unit directly to FL_COLLISION_INVEST@westmidlands.police.uk

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New Year’s honors: health workers rewarded for leading the fight against Covid https://mhwwb.org/new-years-honors-health-workers-rewarded-for-leading-the-fight-against-covid/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 22:30:00 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/new-years-honors-health-workers-rewarded-for-leading-the-fight-against-covid/ Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Richard Pengelly Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health Richard Pengelly said he was absolutely delighted to be named Commander of the Order of the Bath, an honor he sees as recognition of the work of so many in the service. health. The list of New Year’s Honors […]]]>
Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Richard Pengelly

Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health Richard Pengelly said he was absolutely delighted to be named Commander of the Order of the Bath, an honor he sees as recognition of the work of so many in the service. health.

The list of New Year’s Honors 2022 also includes Jimmy Chapman, 85, porter at Lisburn Health Center, who receives a British Empire Medal (BEM), and Dr Wendy Anderson, respiratory consultant at the Northern Trust, who is named MBE.

Victims activist Kenny Donaldson will receive an MBE for his services to the community while illustrator Oliver Jeffers will receive an MBE for his services to the arts.

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Kenny Donaldson who was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for community service in Northern Ireland on the New Year’s Honors List.

The biggest sports names on the New Year’s Honors list are gold medal Paralympian Bethany Firth, who receives an OBE for swimming services, and another OBE goes to Jonathan Rea – already MBE – for services to the motorbike.

Mr Pengelly, husband of DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly, recounted the moment he found out he was going to become CB: “My oldest son graduated just as the lockdown began in early 2020 in Salford but his ceremony has been postponed and postponed.

“It was postponed to November 30. I was in the departure lounge at (Belfast) City Airport on my first flight in two years when my phone rang, and it was the Cabinet Office email (about the ‘honor). It was the icing on the cake of a wonderful few days attending my son’s graduation ceremony.

“It’s been the most difficult role I’ve ever had, constantly under pressure, constantly difficult, but the highlights are so high in terms of some of the accomplishments, when we actually deploy a new service or make inroads, in because of the impact it has on people’s lives.

Bethany Firth wins gold in the women’s 100m backstroke at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in 2021. Photo by Naomi Baker / Getty Images

“You work with so many professionals who have dedicated their lives to studying and achieving professional excellence.

“I have spent a lot of time trying to get out and get around the system, in hospitals, GP offices, community services, and every time I go out I come back humbled by the compassion, the dedication and the simple effort of my colleagues. levels across the system.

“Sometimes there is a lazy tale that health care and social service is really about doctors and nurses, and doctors and nurses are absolutely fantastic and I hold them in the highest regard, all of our healthcare professionals. health, our porters, catering and cleaning staff, administrators, finance, HR, they are all an integral part of this healthcare continuum.

“I hope part of this award is recognizing those people who may not be in the spotlight, but without them we wouldn’t be providing health care. “

Jonathan Rea has been appointed OBE for Motorcycle Services

Dr Anderson, who works at the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, is due to become an MBE for his work during the pandemic.

She said: “I work with a fantastic team of fellow Respirators, a team of seven at Antrim and nine if you include Causeway. When that happened we all worked on our protocols and stepped up our weekends and everyone had everyone’s back and at the end of the day we are stronger than at the start.

“But if you talk about the burden of it, a lot of the emotional burden of it has landed on the nurses.

“They were in the bays with patients, some patients who might die without parents, other patients who were trying to wear life support that is uncomfortable and claustrophobic when they were short of breath, and made them wear this because that would help. Definitely, the nurses took the worst.

“By going in to work in high dependency areas with low dependency staff, under normal circumstances those areas could be staffed with one nurse for every two patients – that was a lot less than during the pandemic, and they were just stopping. not to enter.

“It has been a difficult time, but also a time where you bond. It’s like a war, you bond with people you work with constantly and who support you and help you solve problems.

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Estonian health workers talk about next wave of virus as Omicron trumps Delta – Baltic News Network https://mhwwb.org/estonian-health-workers-talk-about-next-wave-of-virus-as-omicron-trumps-delta-baltic-news-network/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 07:50:13 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/estonian-health-workers-talk-about-next-wave-of-virus-as-omicron-trumps-delta-baltic-news-network/ In December, the omicron strain of the coronavirus arrived in Estonia and became the dominant strain. Its rapid spread and shorter incubation period have caught the attention of Estonian healthcare professionals, ERR reports from public broadcasters. In the Estonian Health Council, Hanna Sepp, the head of the council’s infectious diseases department, said on Wednesday (December […]]]>

In December, the omicron strain of the coronavirus arrived in Estonia and became the dominant strain. Its rapid spread and shorter incubation period have caught the attention of Estonian healthcare professionals, ERR reports from public broadcasters.

In the Estonian Health Council, Hanna Sepp, the head of the council’s infectious diseases department, said on Wednesday (December 29th) that 55% of the positive test results analyzed the day before turned out to be the Omicron variant. This led the official to conclude that it was now the dominant strain.

The official also noted that in Estonia, the Omicron strain spread faster in Estonia than the Delta strain, with the number of cases doubling about every three days. The incubation period of the variant is also shorter, up to three days.

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Chief Emergency Officer Ragnar Vaiknemets of the Estonian Health Council noted that this will be followed by a fourth wave of Covid in Estonia. The number of new hospitalizations for Covid has yet to increase in Estonia, Vaiknemets said, while infections and spread within hospitals, including among staff, will be a key factor, reports the ERR.


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Put health workers’ well-being first, Guild tells government https://mhwwb.org/put-health-workers-well-being-first-guild-tells-government/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 23:05:42 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/put-health-workers-well-being-first-guild-tells-government/ Posted December 28, 2021 Lagos Medical Guild President Dr Funso Ahmad called on the state government to prioritize the welfare of health workers. Ahmad, in a statement released on Monday, also urged the government to encourage the professional and academic development of health workers for the continued provision of quality health care. He is said […]]]>

Lagos Medical Guild President Dr Funso Ahmad called on the state government to prioritize the welfare of health workers.

Ahmad, in a statement released on Monday, also urged the government to encourage the professional and academic development of health workers for the continued provision of quality health care.

He is said to have said this when he was inaugurated as the new Guild president. He succeeded Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo.

“My vision for the Medical Guild is the continued struggle towards actualizing the mission of the Medical Guild; protect and promote the well-being of members; encourage the professional and academic development of members for the continued provision of quality health care and the promotion of favorable working conditions.

“Contributing to the growth of the health sector in the state is one of the main commitments of the Guild. Updating the Guild’s goals invariably ensures this, as it ensures better care for the right people in the state, ”Ahmad said.

The other members of the new Guild leaders are Oyenuga Dankuwo (vice-president); Oladele Awodun (secretary); Akinade Adekunle (Deputy Secretary) and Omowunmi Oreagba (Treasurer).

The others are Babajide Olaitan (financial secretary); Adeniyi Balogun (advertising secretary); Japhet Olugbodi (Social Secretary) and Oluwakemi Ojikutu (Internal Auditor).

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Public health workers threatened for trying to control pandemic https://mhwwb.org/public-health-workers-threatened-for-trying-to-control-pandemic/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 15:33:45 +0000 https://mhwwb.org/public-health-workers-threatened-for-trying-to-control-pandemic/ A county public health official who is retiring after 40 years of service said she and her staff have received threats because of their work in trying to control the pandemic. Gail Scott, who is retiring as Jefferson County’s director / public health official, told WISN 12’s “UPFRONT” program that she was surprised by the […]]]>

A county public health official who is retiring after 40 years of service said she and her staff have received threats because of their work in trying to control the pandemic. Gail Scott, who is retiring as Jefferson County’s director / public health official, told WISN 12’s “UPFRONT” program that she was surprised by the “demoralizing and threatening backlash” from the public. The program is produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com. “I was threatened with being fired. I was threatened with armed violence and we were threatened with being brought to justice for crimes against humanity,” she said. “We really really wanted to help the public, and we really really wanted to stop this virus. And I was a little surprised by some of the demoralizing and threatening reactions that we had.” Scott said she and her staff had seen a positive public response, like when they organized a mass vaccination clinic and 500 volunteers came to help them. “What really hurts is when people say we lie. Because we weren’t lying. We weren’t trying to control anyone. Public health didn’t want to do it. We were just trying to do it. our job, ”Scott said. She also said other people thanked them and showed appreciation for their work on the pandemic. Scott said she was retiring because she was 65 and had always planned to retire at that age. She said that although the pandemic has been “the most difficult I have ever worked in my life”, she is leaving “with a smile on her face.” Also on the agenda, Wisconsin Revenue Secretary Peter Barca said that a UW-Madison economist’s plan to eliminate personal income tax and increase sales tax for the State to make up for lost revenue could result in a considerably higher sales tax which would make Wisconsin No. 1 in the country for sales tax. “We are always open to any idea,” Barca said. But the plan proposed by Noah Williams, director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, would require “very careful thought,” Barca said. 11% for the numbers to work, “Barca said. Williams’ plan has been championed by several conservative groups. Barca said the state’s economy is strong and its tax ranking has fallen from No. 5 20 years ago at No. 23 among states today. Barca said the state pandemic pandemic subsidy program, made possible by federal funds, has made a difference. ” We are in a very good position, “Barca said. In another segment, a Waukesha County community leader said the first payments were made to the victims of the Christmas parade tragedy. The payments were coming from of the more than $ 5 million donated after the tragedy. On November 21, police said a man with a long criminal record drove an SUV through the closed streets of downtown Waukesha, directly into the parade. people were killed and more than 60 others were injured. Shelli Marquardt, president of the Waukesha County Community Foundation, said the first payments went to the families of those killed and those with the longest hospital stays. The next round will go to the people who were injured. People injured in the event have until the end of February to apply, she said. Marquardt said the foundation was following a formula developed in other communities that suffered horrific tragedies, like the Boston Marathon bombing and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. She said the donations, which have come from all states and even around the world, are heartwarming. “It’s inspiring and if there’s any kind of silver lining, it’s the love, the support, the generosity that surrounds our community,” said Marquardt.

A county public health official who is retiring after 40 years of service said she and her staff have received threats because of their work in trying to control the pandemic.

Gail Scott, who is retiring as Jefferson County’s director / public health official, told WISN 12’s “UPFRONT” program that she was surprised by the “demoralizing and threatening backlash” from the public.

The program is carried out in partnership with WisPolitics.com.

“I was threatened with being fired. I was threatened with armed violence and we were threatened with being brought to justice for crimes against humanity,” she said. “We really really wanted to help the public, and we really really wanted to stop this virus. And I was a little surprised by some of the demoralizing and threatening reactions that we had.”

Scott said she and her staff had seen a positive reaction from the public, such as when they organized a mass immunization clinic and 500 volunteers came to help.

“What really hurts is when people say we lie. Because we weren’t lying. We weren’t trying to control anyone. Public health didn’t want to do it. We were just trying to do it. our job, ”Scott said.

She also said other people thanked them and showed appreciation for their work on the pandemic.

Scott said she was retiring because she was 65 and had always planned to retire at that age.

She said that although the pandemic has been “the most difficult I have ever worked in my life”, she is leaving “with a smile on her face.”

Also on the agenda, Wisconsin Revenue Secretary Peter Barca said that a UW-Madison economist’s plan to eliminate personal income tax and increase sales tax for the State to make up for lost revenue could result in a considerably higher sales tax which would make Wisconsin No. 1 in the country for sales tax.

“We are always open to any idea,” Barca said.

But the plan proposed by Noah Williams, director of the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy, would require “very careful thought,” Barca said.

“Our revenue experts at the Revenue Ministry say we would have to increase the sales tax by over 11% for the numbers to work,” Barca said.

Williams’ plan has been championed by several conservative groups.

Barca said the state’s economy is strong and its tax ranking has gone from No.5 20 years ago to No.23 among states today.

Barca said the state subsidy program for the fight against the pandemic, made possible by federal funds, made a difference.

“We are in a very good position,” Barca said.

In another segment, a Waukesha County community leader said the first payments were made to the victims of the Christmas parade tragedy.

The payments came from the more than $ 5 million donated after the tragedy.

On November 21, police said a man with a long criminal record drove an SUV through the closed streets of downtown Waukesha, directly into the parade.

Six people were killed and over 60 others were injured.

Shelli Marquardt, president of the Waukesha County Community Foundation, said the first payments went to the families of those killed and those with the longest hospital stays.

The next round will go to the people who were injured.

People injured in the event have until the end of February to apply, she said.

Marquardt said the foundation was following a formula developed in other communities that suffered horrific tragedies, like the Boston Marathon bombing and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

She said the donations, which have come from all states and even around the world, are heartwarming.

“It’s inspiring and if there’s any kind of silver lining, it’s the love, the support, the generosity that surrounds our community,” said Marquardt.


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