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Family of Covid-19 victims demand ‘urgent’ audit on pandemic management

Platform estimates that there are a thousand ongoing complaints about deaths in nursing homes

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12 August 2020 03:06 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Platform of People Affected by Coronavirus, a group formed by relatives of victims of Covid-19, has demanded an "urgent" audit of the management of the pandemic this Wednesday. 

"We will be late again to prepare and predict what can happen if there is another pandemic," warned Ángel Juárez, one of the entity's spokespeople, at a press conference.

The platform has asked nursing home managers, especially those with large investment funds, to work together to clarify what has gone wrong and participate in the dialogue table it is pushing with state authorities. 

"What can't be is that they've been collecting profits and now they're doing anything," he criticized. He also called on the Catalan government to be there because they have some responsibilities in the management of nursing homes and is one of the areas “most affected” by pandemic related deaths.

Juárez says that around a thousand lawsuits have already been in connection with deaths in nursing homes across Spain and has predicted a "river of litigation" once the health situation calms down in the coming months and relatives get to know the detail of how grandparents have lived with the virus.

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  • A room adapted to accommodate people who have tested positive for Covid-19 from nursing homes (by Blanca Blay)

  • A room adapted to accommodate people who have tested positive for Covid-19 from nursing homes (by Blanca Blay)

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