The “new normal” comes to Alicante: How should it be faced from the health, economic and social sphere? | Radio Alicante | Present

After 99 days of state of alarm, applied on March 14 to prevent the expansion of the COVID-19, today finally, the whole country has released “the new normal“or” the new reality. “

As of today freedom of movement is allowed throughout the country, travel to countries in the area is allowed Schengen Except for Portugal, and the Autonomous Communities regain powers and maintain different restrictions such as the limitation of gauges or the mandatory use of masks in established cases.

Today we address how this new period should be faced from the health, economic and social sphere.


Professionals consider that “the errors that were made during the development of the pandemic not to repeat them “, the main thing is to guarantee the security of healthcare professionals and patients. Isabel moya, president of the Alicante College of Physicians, believes that “now it would no longer be logical for there not to be adequate protective material for all situations in which a health personnel could face”.

Isabel Moya / COMA

Likewise, it considers it essential to have quick access to diagnostic tests both for people with symptoms and for their contacts and the maintenance of double circuits in health centers. “You have to resume exercise of the other pathologies and make them coexist, define very well the differentiated circuits and resume the scheduled activity of consultations, operating rooms, diagnostic tests, etc. with the assurance that these circuits exist to ensure the independence of care for these two groups of patients. “

Moya states that it is also necessary to resume “the activity in the health centers at the same time that information and communication technologies are improved. “Likewise, it considers fundamental restructure the health system and order it “because, he assures us, the weaknesses we had have been seen.”

“While we pay attention to next outbreaks or a de-escalation stage, we have to be looking towards a more distant future, reorienting the health system to the demographic and social changes that we already have, to treat chronic patients in a different way, to enhance the proper use of public health services, give great importance to prevention and education of citizens “comments the president of COMA.

Finally, it asks citizens for responsibility to continue carrying out all hygiene and safety measures to avoid possible outbreaks.

Listen to Isabel Moya: “We must reorient the health system to demographic changes” in Play SER


In the economic field, experts still do not see a clear way out of the crisis in which we find ourselves and they assure that this last semester of the year is going to be very hard and they consider essential unity of action between public administrations, business and civil society.

Ignacio Amirola, coordinator of the Study Committee of DROWN, declares that “in the province the fall is several hundred million euros a week” for which it considers essential the extension of the FOR HIM until December or make the conditions more flexible so that companies can benefit from the bonuses of the Partner Securityl that they give to companies that have opted for a force majeure ERTE. “It is not just about keeping jobs, which is a key piece, but also about ensuring that companies are kept in order to keep jobs.”

Ignacio Amirola, on the right of the image

Ignacio Amirola, on the right of the image / AQUAMI

“With regard to the province, the tourism It is a fundamental pillar, we believe that it is important that the health corridors materialize with our European neighbors to facilitate solid and safe mobility that helps the firm recovery of tourism “, says Amirola.

In addition, it is committed to reinforcing the training and talent of employees with respect to the digitization, so that when the new normal arrives we will be fully charged and fully prepared. “

Listen to Ignacio Amirola: “ERTE until December and flexibility for companies” on Play SER


Finally, in the social sphere, experts consider that “the crisis is going to be profound”, and that in the coming months it may be accentuated in the most vulnerable groups of society.

Paco Galvañ, President of Red Cross in Alicante, he assures that they are prepared to continue with the Responde Plan, which they will continue until the end of the year. An attention focused on social inclusion, in which they intend that those affected can reestablish their living conditions, in terms of basic needs, but also in labor or educational matters. During the state of alarm, they have treated about 50,000 people and the objective is to reach some 125,000 people in the province until December. In food coverage, in these three months we have increased by one 35%.

Luis Barcala and Paco Galvañ

Luis Barcala and Paco Galvañ / Alicante City Council

“We focus on the elderly, disabled, extremely vulnerable, women who are in social difficulty or the homeless, this is our user base, we are trying to find answers that help them as much as possible” declares Galvañ.

Add that the Minimum Living Income It is a good measure to alleviate this social crisis and the Red Cross has designed a plan to be able to accompany users to obtain this income.

Listen to Paco Galvañ: “We are extending social care until December 31” on Play SER

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