Malaga doctors stress words of warning for the elderly on the Costa del Sol

Wash your hands: Stay at home and take extreme precautions. Credit: 112 International


MALAGA doctors have asked that the elderly, as well as those with chronic diseases, should stay at home and take extreme precautions since they are the population most at risk from the coronavirus pandemic.

Malaga College of Physicians (Commálaga), says that the elderly “should change their habits as soon as possible and not use public transport or frequent places with an influx of people, such as cafes, restaurants or leisure centres.”

In this sense, the institution considers that this message “must be vigorously disseminated by health administrations that, from their point of view, have been lax with the message that has been given to the population at greatest risk.”

In relation to the measure announced last Thursday by the Andalucian Government for the closure of schools, the Medical Association of Malaga considers “that it is correct but reminds families that these two weeks in which there will be no school are not holidays and therefore you should not act as if they were. “They point out that the little ones also “must take extreme precautions to avoid the transmission of the virus and avoid, according to medical professionals, going to playgrounds, birthdays, cinemas, etc. Of course, it is absolutely not recommended that they have contact with their grandparents. ”

On the other hand, in relation to the health system, the College of Physicians insists that “residents use health services rationally, prioritise the reasons for going to clinics and that they only go for urgent issues and, when in doubt, use the telephone numbers enabled by the Ministry of Health.”

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