During the weekend, an incident of new infection was identified at the King Solomon Nursing Home in Bnei Brak. The Ministry of Health stated that “the incident began as the identification of a symptomatic patient on 28/7. Following this, a complete sampling of the institution was performed by the director of fathers and mothers.
According to the investigations of the events of the first wave, and after receiving recommendations from the professional levels, we began for the first time with the adoption of a new policy by the Magen Magen Avot and Maternity staff.
“Understanding that the adults are at a high level of risk, we give priority to leaving the residents who feel good in their nursing home instead of sending them to dedicated corona wards at geriatric medical centers around the country.”
The Ministry of Health explained why the nursing home where the outbreak of the corona virus occurred did not close completely until the virus was eradicated. According to the Ministry of Health, “Leaving the asymptomatic elderly residents in their nursing home is done with the understanding that many elderly people prefer to stay in the place they know with caregivers close to them and familiar with them. We also know that the staff who know him in the nursing home are aware of his habits and therefore know how to provide him with all his needs.
The decision to keep patients in their nursing home is made after a careful inspection by the institution itself to make sure that the corona carriers can be isolated from the other residents.
“An inspection is also carried out that the staff is well-equipped and protected and that all actions are carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the National Unit for the Prevention of Infections and of the Headquarters for Fathers and Mothers.”
Prof. Maimon, director of Magen Avot VeAmotos, instructed the tenants to stay in place, perform repeat samples every four days and closely monitor the condition of patients and staff to locate the development of possible morbidity or contagion events. (Photo: Archive)