Residents in homes for the elderly that prove Covid positive will be transferred to a hospital

The Government this evening announced contingency measures for the homes for the elderly.

The Secretariat for the Active Elderly announced that when a case of Covid is confirmed positive in a home for the elderly, the resident will be transferred to Boffa Hospital or St Thomas Hospital. According to the state of the patient’s condition the transfer may also be made to Mater Dei Hospital. It was further explained this measure will be applied if a case is identified in a home where presently there are no confirmed cases.

In Dar San Ġużepp, residents that have tested positive or are in quarantine will remain in the home and will receive all the necessary care and treatment they need.

Residents tested negative are to be transferred to Casal Nuovo, a home that has beds that have been licenced by the Authority for Safeguarding Social Standards. Further beds will be provided by the St James Hospital. Residents will be in preventive quarantine and will be swab tested every three days.

 

Il-Gvern illejla ħabbar tisħiħ fil-miżuri ta’ kontinġenza fil-qasam tad-djar tal-anzjani.

Is-Segretarjat Parlamentari għall-Anzjanità Attiva qal li meta jiġi identifikat każ pożittiv f’dar tal-anzjani, dak ir-resident se jintbagħat fl-isptar Pawlu Boffa jew fl-Isptar St Thomas. Skont il-kundizzjoni medika, tabib jista’ jiddeċiedi li l-persuna nfettata tintbagħat Mater Dei. Ġie spjegat li din il-miżura se tidħol fis-seħħ meta jkun hemm każ pożittiv f’dar residenzjali li fiha bħalissa m’hemmx każi pożittivi.

Dwar Dar San Ġużepp, ir-residenti li huma pożittivi jew li huma fi kwarantina se jkunu qed jibqgħu f’din id-dar u se jkunu qed jibqgħu jieħdu l-kura kollha meħtieġa.

Ir-residenti li huma negattivi se jittieħdu f’Casal Nuovo, dar li se jkollha diversi sodod permezz tal-liċenzja ta’ Emerġenza mill-Awtorità ta’ Standards ta’ Ħarsien Soċjali. Il-kumplament tas-sodod se jkunu qed jiġu pprovduti mill-isptar St James. Dawn ir-residenti se jkunu qegħdin fi kwarantina preventiva u se jiġu ttestjati kull tlett ijiem.