San Roque and La Línea Councils are preparing a plan of action to avoid possible contagion between its workers as a result of the Swine Flu pandemic expected internationally this autumn.>PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ITEMS SUCH AS THIS MAY BE SUBJECT TO SUBSCRIPTION IN THE FUTURE but you can make a donation NOW, too! Please click here for more information on how to help us continue. (This item was not translated, but researched and written.)
The objective is to avoid the possibility of having too many staff workers off sick and thus a severe shortage of services to the community.
Mayor Fernando Palma has called an urgent meeting of department heads and the Committee for Health and Safety in order to establish procedures to be taken. A series of pamphlets is also to be distributed among the staff, with information on what to do to avoid contagion and procedures to be followed should it be suspected.
For her part, La Línea Councillor for Health Rosario García Martín, has had similar meetings with department heads. She says that her department has prepared Council workers “like any business. Preparing Council workers will have a logical repercussion among the general population.”
The question arises about preparations at other, smaller, less wealthy municipalities in the Campo de Gibraltar, such as Jimena, Castellar or Tarifa, for instance. As far as we are able to ascertain, there is no information on any of these municipality’s official websites. Watch this space for further information.
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