SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 19 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Health teams from the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS), with the support of Red Cross personnel, are already treating about 50 people with reduced mobility who had previously evacuated and who have been transferred, along with their companions, to the old barracks of El Fuerte.
As reported by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, the transfer of these fifty people has been carried out without incident and the general condition of all the evacuated people is good.
From the SCS, through the direction of the Health Area and the Health Services Management of La Palma, the resources and equipment included in the evacuation plan of La Palma (PLEVAPAL) have been established, with the aim of ensuring an assessment and basic initial health care for citizens affected by the evacuation process.
For this, the management structure has three levels for the chain of command: strategic, tactical and operational, from which the different actions planned in the health response will be coordinated and developed.
These three levels involve the La Palma Health Area management and the Health Services Management, the Primary and Specialized Care Medical and Nursing directorates, as well as their operational commands in the eastern and western regions.
This action will always be carried out in close coordination with the Management of the Evacuation Plan of La Palma, which is developed following the frame of reference established by the Special Plan for Civil Protection and Attention to Emergencies due to volcanic risk in the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands (PEVOLCA ).
As part of the operation, the Canary Islands Emergency Service has mobilized ten non-urgent medical transport ambulances (NSTU), both collective and individual with stretchers, for the evacuation of people with reduced mobility.