Minister for Labour admits lack of available human resources

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 06-01-2021 16:13:00 · 0 Comments

The Minister of Labour, Ana Mendes Godinho, recognised on 6 January the difficulty of finding available human resources to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the interior, despite the fact that more than 12,000 people have been placed in institutions.

"Right now, we have more than 12,250 people placed in institutions, through a special programme that we have created exactly for this, to help institutions have a reinforcement of human resources" to face Covid-19, she said.

But, questioned by journalists in Mora (Évora), Ana Mendes Godinho acknowledged that "the lack of human resources, particularly in this area of response to the pandemic," is "a cross-cutting problem" that exists "throughout the country.

"The great demand and the moment we are experiencing is also a great difficulty, often to find human resources that may be available", she said.

At the start of vaccination in the Integrated Continued Care Unit of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Mora, the Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security admitted that, "it is difficult, especially in the interior regions of the country, to find people available to participate in actions of support and response to outbreaks.

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