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26.01.2022 – 18:59

Central German newspaper

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Halle/MZ – A staff shortage is looming in the healthcare sector. From March 16, medical staff and nursing staff will be required to vaccinate: “We’re getting a serious supply problem,” said Wolfgang Schütte, chairman of the Saxony-Anhalt Hospital Society, of the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (Thursday edition) that appears in Halle. Peter Michael Jehle, chief physician at the Paul Gerhardt Stift in Wittenberg, also warned that without sufficient staff, the sick can no longer be properly cared for: “This law endangers more lives than it saves.”

State-wide, the hospital company Saxony-Anhalt assumes that up to 20 percent of the employees are no longer allowed to work due to a lack of vaccination. According to the Diakonie Mitteldeutschland, the impending employment ban is already having consequences: duty rosters cannot be written, new contracts for admission to a care facility cannot be concluded, even transport services for people with disabilities and the provision of food in social facilities are up for discussion. However: Not all facilities expect staffing problems. “We are currently not assuming that there will be gaps,” said DRK spokesman Bernhard Sames. And the Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle is confident that it will be able to get the situation under control by filling vacant positions and adjusting the duty rosters. No facility reports on any terminations that have already taken place.

On December 10, the Bundestag and Bundesrat decided to make vaccination compulsory in the healthcare system. The change in the Infection Protection Act affects facilities in which people who are particularly at risk are cared for – such as clinics, medical practices or nursing homes. Only those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered or who have been exempted from the vaccination by a certificate can still work there from March 16th.

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Original content from: Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, transmitted by news aktuell


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