Report via Las Provincias
The complaint is added to the different criminal proceedings that have been filed by several regional nursing councils throughout Spain against the management of the different provincial and regional health authorities.
The General Nursing Council (CGE) has filed a complaint before the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court against the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, for a crime against the safety of workers.
As reported by the CGE this Thursday in a statement, the complaint is in addition to the different criminal proceedings that have been brought by various regional councils and provincial schools of Nursing throughout Spain against the management of the different provincial and autonomous health authorities.
The origin of this judicial action lies in an agreement adopted weeks ago by the Executive Commission of the General Council of Nursing, unanimously, given the lack of sufficient safety material to protect themselves in the care of patients with Covid-19 and the wave of infections between health professionals and the subsequent death of several of them.
“We are nurses and the only motivation we have is the health of all health professionals and the safety of our patients and citizens in general, who are above ideologies or political parties,” says CGE President Florentino. Pérez Raya, in the aforementioned statement.
In the complaint, which includes other positions in the Ministry of Health, such as the director of the Coordination Centre for Alerts and Health Emergencies, Fernando Simón , among others, a crime against the safety of workers is imputed.
This is article 316 of the Penal Code, which punishes those who “in violation of the rules for the prevention of occupational hazards and being legally bound, do not provide the necessary means for workers to carry out their activity with adequate safety and hygiene measures, in such a way that they seriously endanger his life, health or physical integrity .