SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Jan. 14 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Insular Institute of Social and Socio-Sanitary Care (IASS), has made available to the Canary Health Service (SCS) 20 Nursing professionals who will participate, on a voluntary basis, in the vaccination processes against COVID-19 that are carried out on the island of Tenerife through the ‘vacuguagua’.
The Minister of Social Action of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Marián Franquet, highlights in a note that, given the current situation of the spread of the pandemic and the lack of health professionals available for hiring, both entities will share professionals who will collaborate in the tasks of vaccination .
Marián Franquet highlights the voluntary effort made by these health professionals, who in their hours of rest or days off participate in “a fundamental process in the fight against the pandemic”.
In addition, he explains that this additional work will be rewarded by the IASS as overtime or days off, depending on the preferences of the staff.
In total, 25% of the IASS staff of 80 nurses have agreed to participate in this program to reinforce public health, so that, in addition to their usual working day, they will also provide services in the ‘vacuguagua’.
These workers are integrated into the rotating shift quadrants of the SCS, in order to also guarantee their rest, participating in the vaccination process in a staggered manner.
Ten of them have already provided their services and the other ten are expected to join next month.
However, Franquet points out, there is a possibility that the collaboration of all the troops will be needed in the event that booster vaccination is started for people over 18 years of age.