Leaders of the National Health Authority in the United Kingdom called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to extend the transition period for Britain’s exit from the European Union for a month, stressing that leaving without a deal may threaten the health of patients during the Corona crisis.
According to the Guardian newspaper, coping with the worrying rise in infections would push the health service out of the “immediate danger zone” and “enable the NHS to continue focusing on fighting the epidemic without having to confront the disruptive changes it brought about as a result of the lack of a deal.”
The call came in a letter from the NHS Consortium telling Johnson that a “drastic” measure similar to the new Tier 4 rules was needed to avoid a turmoil on the brink of January 1 and help protect patients and workers. “There are now nearly 19,000 patients in the country,” she said. The hospital had Covid-19 Near the peak of the first wave, the conveyor belt is getting faster as we approach the holiday period. “
On Sunday, the rate of positive cases registered in the United Kingdom doubled over the course of a week, and the number of non-Covid patients waiting more than a year for treatment is now 160,000, according to official figures, and the agency said that all this was happening with the start of the vaccine launch while the powers were The worker is tired and exhausted.
Members of the board of directors in southeast England have already raised concerns that a Brexit without a deal will see ambulances struggle to reach patients and paramedics who are delayed at their clinics due to heavy congestion on Kent roads.
The intervention of the National Health Authority came after a report issued by Nuffield Trust Thinktank“The uncertain future facing the United Kingdom at the end of the Brexit transition period may endanger the health and care system in the United Kingdom,” the study added. The study added that new immigration rules, potential disruption to drugs and devices, the ongoing economic slowdown and obstacles to scientific investment will harm the health sector. .