The Order of Nurses reveals that there are 9,366 professionals available to hire for vaccination against Covid-19 in the centers that will be spread across the country, in the scope of the execution of the second phase of the plan, starting in April.
Based on the challenge launched on the institution’s website, in which a survey was published last Friday for nurses to express their willingness to integrate the vaccination plan outlined by the task force, 8,956 nurses declared to be available to do it outside their working hours, while others 410 said they were unemployed.
According to the data to which Lusa had access, the three districts with the most nurses available are Porto, with 2,070 professionals, Lisboa, with 2,043, and Braga, with 908. At the opposite extreme are Portalegre and Beja, with only 30 and 43 nurses available, respectively.
In terms of district distribution across the rest of the country, 849 of these health professionals are available in Setúbal, 639 in Coimbra, 635 in Aveiro, 355 in Leiria, 324 in Faro, 292 in Viseu, 286 in Santarém, 224 in Viana do Castelo , 182 in Vila Real, 160 in Castelo Branco, 118 in Bragança, 105 in Évora and 103 in Guarda.
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The organization, led by President Ana Rita Cavaco, also said that the data collected for this human resources grant will be sent to the Ministry of Health and to the task force, “With the objective of maximizing efforts for the acceleration and progressive massification of vaccination in Portugal”, according to the note sent, while praising the “high sense of service, availability, professionalism and dedication”Of nurses.
The Covid-19 pandemic has already caused 16,848 deaths in Portugal, among the 821,722 confirmed cases of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.
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