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In may: Spahn soon preventive Corona wants to allow testing in nursing homes
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Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn will soon provide the basis for more Tests for the Coronavirus in hospitals and nursing homes. “It is my goal in may to present a regulation on the preventive series of Tests in hospitals and nursing homes allows,” said the CDU politician of the newspaper “die Welt” (Friday). “When patients and residents are taken or misplaced, should Sars-CoV-19 Tests to be the rule.”
According to the report, should be made in the case of infection in a facility in addition to the entire staff and all residents and patients, as a precaution, a smear. Also symptom-free contacts of Infected should first have the right to testing.
The Bundestag had decided about one week ago, a law with which the Federal Ministry of health can undertake the statutory health insurance funds, by regulation, to pay Tests for the Coronavirus in principle – for example, even if someone has no symptoms. Spahn referred to the now unused test capacity: “Last week Germany have been carried out 425 000 testing. But the test of capacity is more than twice as large.”
The Minister also announced the “establishment of a permanent national Reserve of medical protection equipment”. “This Reserve is not ensured safety for several months, so that we can once again come into a situation like that in February and March, when even the medical staff do not have enough masks and gloves were available.”
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