By Deirdre Tynan • 28 September 2021 • 12:14
Petrol prices at eight-year high. Credit: Pixabay
The British Medical Association (BMA) warns that a lack of fuel for healthcare workers could put patients in danger.
Healthcare workers cannot afford to be wondering if they have enough fuel in their cars to do their jobs, Dr David Wrigley, deputy chair of the BMA council, has said.
Speaking to Times Radio he said the government needs to put a plan for healthcare workers and fuel in place.
“I know many of my health and social care working colleagues will be getting into the car this morning, nervously looking at the fuel dial and wondering if they’ve got enough fuel to do their day-to-day work,” he said.
“We can’t be waiting two or three hours in a queue for fuel when we have patients to see, so we’re calling on the Government to act today, to put a plan in place and let us know what’s happening.
“One example would be that a particular fuel station is designated for critical workers so we are allowed to get about our day-to-day jobs by getting the fuel that we need.
“It’s a critical situation where we’re unsure we’ll have the fuel to do NHS and social care work, so a plan does need to be in place,” he added.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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