| The Cehegín City Council alerts the population to the increase in Covid-19 cases so that the number of contacts and mobility among neighbors are reduced | Today at a press conference the mayor of Cehegín, Alicia del Amor, the Manager of Health Area IV of the Region of Murcia, Mercedes Barba, and Mercedes Gómez, Director of Nursing of this health institution, have appeared before the situation in the municipality regarding the coronavirus.Both from the City Council and the Health area IV, it has been explained that the town is experiencing a complicated situation, a moment in which the social circle has to be sharply reduced to the maximum and for this there is no other option than to limit the maximum mobility possible.This was explained by Mercedes Barba who commented that “from Health we are very concerned about the evolution of the pandemic in the municipality of Cehegín.
Today the Cehegín Health Center is in the Red Phase, this means that we have to put our best efforts to attend to cases "“We have 130 cases in Cehegín, and today 18 new ones have appeared.
When we give these data they are valid only at the time we give them because they can vary in an hour to more or less.
PCRs are carried out 24 hours a day at the Hospital de La Arrixaca ”.Furthermore, he stated that “in the Cehegín Health Center the rapid antigen has been launched for patients with symptoms.
In asymptomatic patients, we have to do the PCR test at the Covid point that is located in this town.
In addition, the Health Center has been reinforced with a school nurse, a backup nurse and two nursing assistants ”.Finally, Mercedes Barba, thanked "the great effort of the City Council of Cehegín, with its mayor at the head, for their willingness, their interest and for pouring all their material efforts in support of this epidemic, and to all health workers and the team Cehegín Primary Care ”.For her part, Mercedes Gómez, has made reference to the Hospital de la Real Piedad de Cehegín and has begun her speech by thanking the mayor of Cehegín "the interest shown at all times by the state of health of the residents of the Hospital de la Real Piedad , as well as to the Board the work that is being carried out day by day ”.In addition, he explained that “yesterday I visited this Hospital, which has two wings, where average patients are, who have a concert with the Murcian Health Service.
Those 44 patients who are admitted there underwent a PCR test yesterday and they all tested negative "On the other hand, he explained that, “however, this Hospital has an active outbreak in the socio-sanitary part, in the residence part.
In this there are 11 positives, and there are also four workers ”.“This center, Mercedes Gómez explained, has not been found nor will it be found alone at any time, neither by the City Council, nor by the Murcian Health Service, which has had a team made up of two nurses and a doctor who They have been in constant contact with them, advising and supporting any need ”.The Mayor of Cehegín, for her part, explained that "these data offered are frankly alarming, they are scary data and that to me, and I hope that all Cehegineros, worry me a lot".“This concern is given for the simple reason that for me the first thing is to preserve the lives of all Cehegineros, as I have been saying since the pandemic began.
I am very concerned about these data since the Cehegín Health Center has been communicating to me in recent days that they are overwhelmed and they assure me that the situation is very serious and, I repeat, I do not say it, the health professionals of our Health Center, which are the ones that have to live with this health crisis on a daily basis ”."Given the situation in which we find ourselves from the City Council of Cehegín, from the CARM and from the Central Government, it has been necessary to adopt measures against the growth of infections, measures known to all, such as the closure of parks, suspension of sports and cultural activities, the establishment of a curfew, the perimeter confinement of the Region of Murcia and the 45 municipalities, the painful closure of bars and restaurants and others with which it is intended to stop the rise of infections; but even so, there are people who skip them, despite the fact that with their irresponsibility they put other people at risk ”.“If the situation of growth of cases continues at the current rate, my pulse will not tremble to ask Health for the confinement of Cehegín.
If we are not responsible enough, we will have to adopt measures that nobody wants ”."We have time to avoid the situation of home confinement, but for this it is necessary to comply with the rules and, in addition, so that this is not mandatory, I ask all Cehegineros to self-confine themselves voluntarily, leaving the house as strictly necessary, to work , shopping and other urgent needs such as going to the doctor; But we must do voluntary self-confinement and when we go out, comply with hygiene and safety measures.
In addition, that all people who test positive for coronavirus, close contacts of positive, if you have compatible symptoms, obedience, compliance with quarantines and isolation is essential.
If this is not fulfilled, we will not be able to stop the current curve and we will soon regret it ”.“In the same way, I want to make an appeal to those who gather in the garden houses not being cohabitants, to those who remain in groups of friends, to those who go drinking, since perhaps they believe that the coronavirus cannot affect them .
I ask all of them to take it seriously once and for all, that it may not affect them seriously but surely they have parents, siblings, grandparents or other relatives that can affect them severely and even lead to a fatal outcome, so I ask for responsibility since stopping the coronavirus is everyone's business ".
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cehegín