By Matthew Roscoe •
Published: 03 Sep 2020 • 14:31
CARE AND SUPPORT: Social networks in Cartagena to help residents.
Cartagena City Council has dedicated more resources to support those in vulnerable areas in the municipality.
DEPUTY MAYOR of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo, explained that the City Council will be working with health centres and social workers to create social networks to help offer better safety information regarding Covid-19, the “importance of quarantine” and to help support the families with elderly relatives.
“Our social workers work together with health for a larger project that extends the experience of Barrio Peralto the entire municipality, “said the deputy mayor, who explained that the two main objectives are “to prevent infections, insisting in all neighbourhoods on the importance of following health recommendations and to have in each neighbourhood rapid reaction mechanisms in each community to any outbreak to inform and help the quarantined population.”
These social networks will be made up of health workers, volunteers and associations within different areas of the city.
The need for these extra support networks has been prompted by the situation in the Barrio de Peral neighbourhood, with Arroyo explaining, “this is not just a health problem; It is a social problem and a problem that is growing and that we have to take very seriously. We have to break the chains of contagion, guarantee that the isolations of the sick and the contacts of the sick are strictly complied with.”
Social networks are being helped by the increase of Civil Protection officers in the area, with the introduction of a public address system in the neighbourhood.
“At this moment there is a family in quarantine to whom we are delivering food through civil protection,” said the deputy mayor, and this is the type of support the social networks will be providing.
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