The tests for COVID19 carried out by the COVID 70+ team from ABC – Algarve Biomedical Center with users and employees of the Lar da Terceira Idade at Santa Casa da Misericórdia in São Brás de Alportel had all negative results, which reveals to the great satisfaction of all the community that, until now, the institution continues to win the fight against the new Coronavirus, protecting its seniors!
It is recalled that, on the 10th of April, 81 users and 75 employees of that institution in São Paulo were tested. A regional initiative, resulting from the partnership signed between the ABC – Algarve Biomedical Center, the University of Algarve and the Ministry of Social Security, of a preventive nature and of the greatest importance in this fight where anticipation is a powerful weapon.
Alongside the preventive aspect, these actions help to maintain the serenity of institutionalized seniors and their families who, in the current pandemic context, are prevented from visiting them.
The Municipality of São Brás de Alportel thanks ABC, the University of Algarve and the District Social Security Center, for carrying out this action, which also had the support of the São Brás de Alportel Volunteer Firefighters and the Municipal Civil Protection Service and congratulates Santa Casa da Misericórdia, in the person of its Provider, Júlio Pereira, and its entire team, for these results that reflect the excellent work carried out in the implementation of a demanding Contingency Plan, in favor of maximum protection for the elderly.
In order to keep the elderly protected, the action plan will continue to be followed, rigorously and in due course new tests and other actions will follow in this fight for life.
The Municipality of São Brás de Alportel has expressed its willingness to collaborate with the testing of nursing homes, as an essential measure in this fight and in this sense hopes that soon the users and employees of Casa de Repouso e Saúde de São Brás de Alportel, the other residential structure for elderly people in the municipality has been making every effort to protect its users.