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BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The growing absence of clinic staff due to the summer coronation wave is causing concern among hospitals and doctors. “We have received reports from all federal states that individual wards and divisions have to be deregistered due to a lack of staff,” said Gerald Ga, Director General of the German Hospital Association (DKG), editorial network Germany (RND / Tuesday). Occasionally, emergency admissions at emergency control centers were also canceled. “This situation worries us very much in the coming autumn.”
The number of infections has risen sharply in recent weeks. On Tuesday, the Robert Koch Institute announced the official number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants over seven days at 687.7. On the previous day the value was 650.7 (previous week: 635.8; previous month: 257.6). Experts estimate that the actual number is twice as high as many infected people no longer perform the PCR test and therefore are not recorded.
The scientific director of the intensive care bed registry, Christian Karagiannidis, told the Rheinische Post (Tuesday): “While occupancy in intensive care units is only rising moderately, summer occupancy is relatively high and there are fewer and fewer beds available due to a lack of staff.” . Therefore, time should now be used to optimally distribute the power. “This includes regional networks to ensure the best possible distribution of patients by level of care. Collaboration, but also relieving the workload of staff, will be the order of the day this fall and winter, ”said Karagiannidis, who also sits on the Federal Government’s Board of Experts. .
Environmental health expert Janosch Dahmen has called for indoor masks due to the increased number of infections. The fact that this is often not the case makes the virus “very easy,” Dahmen told ARD Morgenmagazin on Tuesday. The politician of the Greens emphasized that everyone around them knows sick people. You can see that there is a shortage of staff in hospitals. Some summer vacations are also at risk due to the absence of airline employees.
Dahmen also called for a second booster campaign this summer. They should be carried out not only in people over 70, but also in general in people over 60 and with previous illnesses. It is also important to check that all adults should not receive this fourth vaccination in order to get better protection in the fall with ‘fresh vaccination protection’ than in previous years.
The head of the GEW education union, Maike Finnern, called for a legal basis for mask and test requirements to avoid school closings in the fall. “This includes the possibility of requiring a mask if the number of infections continues to skyrocket. But it also includes the possibility of reintroducing regular testing in educational institutions in the event of high 7-day morbidity, ‘she told RND. Everything must be done to prevent schools and nurseries from closing down again.
The chairman of the Education and Training Association (VBE), Udo Beckmann, expects individual educational groups or schools to close again if the infection rate is high, RND said. That is why Beckmann called for all schools to be digitally equipped in such a way that students are digitally accessible, even when distance learning is necessary.
The Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) and the National Association of Health Insurance Doctors (KBV) reached an agreement in a dispute over the settlement of the so-called citizenship tests. They both announced it on Monday night after the talks. Nothing will change in the new rules of citizenship tests. As of last Thursday, citizenship tests are only free for certain risk groups and events. In many other cases, an additional fee of three euros./and/DP/mis is due
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