Wednesday, July 6

Ayuso will open only 17 of the 37 emergency services that he closed due to the pandemic

The Community of Madrid confirms the cut to the Primary Care Emergency Services (SUAP) that professionals and unions had been fearing for some time. Of the 37 resources of this type that the Ministry of Health closed due to the pandemic, only 17 will reopen. It will be after the summer and not under the same conditions. Only a dozen will have a doctor. The other seven will be assigned to Nursing Care, with teams made up of nurses and emergency health technicians from SUMMA 112.

These SUAPs will be called Continuous Care Points (PAC). Those that will have a doctor will be the 10 centers that are located in Arganzuela, Villa de Vallecas, Ciudad Lineal and Latina, in Madrid capital; and in Alcobendas, Colmenar Viejo, Fuenlabrada, Pinto, Rivas-Vaciamadrid and Tres Cantos, as reported by the Ministry of Health to the sector table.

The SUAPs were Primary Care services that remained open on weekends and at night, to cover the hours when there were no family doctors in the health centers. According to the Community, the remodeling that it is presenting now, and whose announcement has been going on for months, “is based on the redistribution of resources according to criteria of activity, geography, population and the absence of a nearby hospital.”

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