Santander (EFE).- Cantabria will install 250 video surveillance cameras in the health centers and rural clinics of the autonomous community within a year, a measure that was agreed with the Medical Union to put an end to the strike in Primary Care of the last november.
For now, the regional government has approved this Thursday the contract for the supply and installation of the cameras within a period of twelve months, and the management and control for 21 with a budget of just over 240,000 euros until 2025, according to announced the vice president and spokesman for the regional Executive, Pablo Zuloaga.
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The approval of this contract coincides with the publication of the 2022 report of the Observatory on Attacks of the General Council of Official Colleges of Physicians, which places Cantabria among the communities with the highest rate of attacks reported last year.
30 cases were reported among the 3,966 members of the association in the region, which represents a rate of 7.56, the second highest among the autonomies after Catalonia (7.95) and compared to a national average of 2.87 cases.
The installation of the cameras will be done in two phases. In a first, 64 will be placed in health centers and 112 in rural clinics, and in a second, another 74.
Feeling of greater security
“The objective of this contract is to guarantee a sufficient level of safety for people, property and facilities in all health centers,” Zuloaga pointed out.
He stressed that, in addition to being the most appropriate system to protect facilities from acts of vandalism, in the health field “it favors a perception of greater security” among professionals.
In case of aggression, the recorded images will be available, which can be viewed within the established legal deadlines and to which the corresponding judicial and administrative authority will have access.