The regional deputy of Podemos, Andrés Pedreño, has informed that the purple formation will request besides the immediate cessation of the General Director of Public Health and addictions, José Carlos Vicente, the appearance of the Health Counselor since "the fact that to this day 21 inmates are infected with scabies, evidence of the absence of an adequate public health policy in the penitentiary centers of the Region. "
The Secretary and Spokesperson of the parliamentary group of Podemos in the Region of Murcia, Ã“scar Urralburu, the regional deputies María López and Andrés Pedreño and the Secretary General of Podemos in the municipality of Murcia, Ginés Ruiz, have held a meeting with the representatives of the union ACAIP, which represents workers of the prison of Campos del Rio, who have informed them of the situation that the prison population and the workers of this center are going through when an outbreak of scabies is detected, which began on September 7 with two people infected and "Today there are already 21 people affected, plus the risks they pose for the staff working in the penitentiary and relatives of inmates and workers."
Andrés Pedreño has explained that "it is not conceivable, the fact that there is no protocol of action at the height of this situation, that the workers of the center, are in a situation of vulnerability to a possible infection, in the same way that it can not be tolerated that there is only one pharmacist for the two prisons and the CIS, when there should be at least two. "
Thus, the regional deputy of Podemos, has advanced that in addition to the dismissal of the director general of Public Health, from the parliamentary group is going to request the appearance of the Health Counselor, to render accounts and explain why the right to health and adequate assistance is not being given in the penitentiary centers of the Region when its responsibility is to procure this right to all citizens regardless of whether they are in a situation of imprisonment or at liberty.
Source: Podemos Región de Murcia