Anti-COVID vaccination centres will remain open on the first and second Easter days, according to information received from the National Committee for Coordination of Vaccination Activities against SARS-CoV-2 (CNCAV), the Minister of Health, Ioana Mihaila, informed on Monday.
“According to the information received from the CNCAV, the vaccination centres will remain open on the first and second Easter days,” the Minister told a press conference.
Mihaila underscored the importance of observing the protection rules against the SARS-CoV-2.
“Considering that this is the Holy Week, which has a special significance for the Orthodox Christians, and at the end of it there is the Orthodox Easter, I call for responsibility: on the one hand, to try to protect ourselves as much as possible, and, on the other hand, if we have a vaccination schedule, let’s go ahead with it. (…) I wish you an enlightened Easter and to stay in good health!,” said the Minister of Health transmitted.
Situation of ICU beds for patients with COVID-19 better than in previous weeks
The situation of intensive care beds for patients with COVID-19 is “better” than in previous weeks, Health Minister Ioana Mihaila told a Monday’s press conference, who added that on Sunday, at 17.00, as many as 247 ICU beds for adults and 32 for children were available nationwide.
“Indeed, the situation is better than in the previous weeks. At the moment, we have 247 unoccupied intensive care beds nationwide, according to the reports verified yesterday, at 17.00. (…) At national level, 247 free beds for adults, 32 free beds for children. In Bucharest, 55 free beds for adults and 10 free beds for children,” the minister explained.
Mihaila said that the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections reported daily “is in line with reality”.
“The number of infections reported daily is in line with reality and we check it, together with the number of beds, from several sources. For example, for the number of beds we requested the pieces of information yesterday for 17.00 and they were consistent. The two sources of information were the Command Center from the Ministry of Health and the National Center for Intervention Coordination and Management that helps to transfer patients between health units,” the health minister mentioned, according to Agerpres.
We are about to create working group at MH level, to cooperate with the one at Gov’t
Health Minister Ioana Mihaila on Monday said that a working group will be set up at the Ministry of Health, to collaborate with the Government on the relaxation measures.
According to the Minister, the working group will also aim to “get hospitals back to normal” so that non-COVID patients can have “better access to health services.”
“We are in the process of setting up a working group at the level of the Health Ministry, which will collaborate with the Government’s working group on the relaxation measures, and this working group will have two objectives: the relaxation measures that will be taken if the pandemic allows us, starting with June 1, and the second objective will be the normalization of the situation in hospitals, outpatient clinics and family doctors’ offices in terms of a work schedule, number of patients, so that non-COVID patients will have more access to health services,” said Minister Ioana Mihaila.
Last Thursday, the first meeting of the Interministerial Committee for Romania’s return to normality, starting with June 1, 2021, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, took place at the Government headquarters.