PSD wants to release more detailed data on pandemic in the country

The PSD today recommended the Government to release more detailed data on the covid-19 pandemic in the country, including the discrimination of new cases and deaths by parish, neighborhood or street “when the high incidence justifies it”.

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In a draft resolution delivered today to the Assembly of the Republic, the PSD claims that the initial success of the confinement "does not seem to have been accompanied, in recent months, by an effective reopening strategy that protects public health".

For the party, it is “indisputable” that the success of any strategy depends on the “correctness, reliability and sufficiency of the technical and epidemiological information that is available at every moment”.

Taking into account the recent evolution of covid-19 in the country, as well as “the alteration of the focus that it requires in sociogeographic terms”, he maintains, “it is important to evolve to an information system that promotes a demanding but necessary public scrutiny on the way of combat the pandemic ”.

Thus, in a project signed by the vice president of the PSD bench and doctor Ricardo Batista Leite, the PSD recommends the publication “updated and daily” on the website of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) of information related to the pandemic, starting with dissemination of new cases and distinguishing them “clearly” from suspected cases.

Regarding the description of new cases, suspects and deaths, discrimination by sex, age, “reference to possible comorbidities”, by health region, metropolitan area, municipality or by parish, neighborhood and street “is suggested when the high justify it ”.

The 'orange' project suggests the disclosure of the number of patients admitted to hospitals of the National Health Service (SNS), including in intensive care, identifying the institutions in which they are located and the number of new cases inserted in SINAVE (National Health System) Epidemiological Surveillance) that have yet to be confirmed and what is their geographical distribution.

The publication of the percentage of new cases "attributable to outbreaks" versus cases "outside the transmission chains", information on epidemiological curves by health region, including indicators such as the degree of transmissibility and the average number of infections or the main routes and locations disease transmission (residential, labor, social, among others), are some of the suggestions put forward by the Social Democratic

Finally, the PSD recommends the disclosure of all tests carried out, how many were repeated or for the first time, with the respective geographic distribution and also the evolution of the capacity of hospitalization of patients in hospitals, accompanied by the effective availability of SNS beds divided by three levels of medical care (Basic, Intermediate or Intensive).

All the information referred to “must still be sent, every two weeks, to the Assembly of the Republic”, concludes the project.

Portugal today registers three more deaths and 290 new cases of infection by covid-19 in relation to Thursday, according to the daily bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS).

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