Placing posters in well being facilities in Madrid: “Is there no doctor today either? It doesn't matter, you were going to die anyway” | Madrid News | EUROtoday

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The doorways and environment of round twenty well being facilities within the capital and the Community of Madrid dawned this Tuesday with nameless posters towards the well being coverage of Isabel Díaz Ayuso. On the sheets, quite simple and the dimensions of an A-4, two phrases seem in black and white together with a photograph of a really smiling President Ayuso. “Is there no doctor today either? It doesn't matter… you were going to die anyway,” they ask themselves and reply in clear allusion to a phrase, uttered by Ayuso only a week in the past, that has damage the relations of the aged a lot. “The elderly died as much or more in hospitals,” she mentioned in an try and downplay the impact of the triage protocols that prevented 1000’s of aged folks from being transferred from nursing houses to hospitals when the coronavirus prompted extra deaths.

“It is a desperate protest, an attempt to raise one's voice and draw attention and to protest using the same arguments,” explains the physician and spokesperson for the SAR-SUAP Platform of Madrid Out-of-Hospital Emergency professionals Isabel Barrio, which has posted posters within the capital's outpatient clinics Paseo Imperial (Arganzuela), Hermanos García Noblejas (San Blas-Canillejas), Abrantes (Carabanchel), Avenida de Portugal (Latina), Federica Montseny (Puente de Vallecas) and Los Ángeles (Villaverde ) and within the municipalities of Tres Cantos, Colmenar, Rivas-Vaciamadrid and Algete.

The posters, in the Los Angeles clinic (Villaverde).
The posters, within the Los Angeles clinic (Villaverde).

This platform claims to not be behind these messages, whose authorship has not been claimed by any union, affiliation or platform, but it surely does share their content material. “In the end, the demand comes from the same population, who is fed up with the situation of lack of health professionals in health centers,” says Barrio, for whom the president's remark that older folks would have died continues to be “shameful”. “Evidently, they wouldn't have died anyway. To begin with, dying alone in a bed is not the same as dying well cared for, sedated, with oxygen and with someone holding your hand and, to continue, we could have saved many, or are doctors and hospitals not worth it? nothing?”, the spokesperson is outraged.

“We think that they may be from the neighborhood associations of the neighborhoods and towns of Madrid or perhaps from the Marea de Residencias,” he factors out, to underline that the administration of the facilities “are quickly removing them.” Carmen Martín, spokesperson for Marea Residencias, additionally denies being behind this marketing campaign. “Everything this lady says [por Ayuso] It goes viral quickly, like 'I like fruit'. I don't like the phrase, I wouldn't have used it, because it hurts us a lot, but I understand that they used it to attract attention,” he feedback.

The thriller spreads among the many neighbors. “They are not ours and we have no idea where they come from,” says Luis López Álvarez, from the Villaverde neighborhood platform for Public Health, which organizes protests on Thursdays. He can also be a member of the Assembly Movement of Sanitary Workers (MATS), a union that can also be not the creator of the marketing campaign.

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The Ministry of Health confirms having given the order to take away the posters, as already occurred through the white tide and over the last well being strikes. “A health center is not a wall where you can put up posters for concerts or Wallapop sales, it is a public health space and has areas set up to be able to put up information both public service and other information dedicated to the union part,” says a spokesperson. who considers this poster “opinionative, political and union.”

The Amyts docs' union has not positioned them both, though it additionally shares the fund. “It is not our style,” says spokesperson Isabel Vázquez, to do not forget that “a health center is a space for everyone.” “Logically, given the acute scenario of some facilities, all these initiatives come up. We have our channels to ship our calls for to the administration, however those that should not have them, search for a option to make their protests seen,” Vázquez understands, to emphasize that “they need to have put the authorship.

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