Hotel in a drunken stupor: the New doctors service angry Left

the "Hotel drunken stupor" is the sobering point is popularly called. Officially, the urban establishment in the Urania-guard is called "Central Cleansing an

Hotel in a drunken stupor: the New doctors service angry Left

the "Hotel drunken stupor" is the sobering point is popularly called. Officially, the urban establishment in the Urania-guard is called "Central Cleansing and care agent" (ZAB). There people that endanger themselves or others while under the influence of alcohol or drugs; 2018, there were 912 persons. To care for your private medical personnel and security personnel stand at the ready.

the order for the medical care the city has awarded just for three years, to the private doctors company Oseara from Kloten. This receives 2.6 million Swiss francs. So far, the company JDMT Medical Services for medical care are responsible. According to Morten Keller, Director of the Municipal health services, the contract with this company by the end of this month. Therefore, the contract had been re-advertised. Two companies have submitted offers.

"The contract will be awarded to the most economically advantageous tender."Morten cellar, Municipal health services

Keller stresses that the Municipal health services had to adhere to the statutory requirements of the public procurement system. "The contract will be awarded to the most economically advantageous tender." Different criteria would be the quality of taken into account – in addition to the price. "After a careful evaluation of the bids the contract was awarded, therefore, to Oseara." According to Keller, the providers had to demonstrate the organizational capacity and professional competence.

Controversial deportation procedures

The company Oseara made repeated negative headlines, because it assumes for the state Secretariat for Migration medical assistance in case of deportation procedures. As of 2018, a pregnant Eritrean and Suicidal were flown out of the country, left the company this task to Doctors without a specialist title. Already in 2013, the National Commission had criticized for the prevention of torture and the use of sedatives on deportation flights.

the Canton of Zurich police Department draws on the services of the company Oseara, if it needs to be tested, whether a Person care has to generic be accommodated or whether it is arrest able. After Initiatives in the cantonal Parliament in 2018, the government had to take to Oseara position. He acknowledged the error, which had now been resolved.

Morten Keller says it is aware of the fact that Oseara have employed in the past, Doctors without appropriate authorisation or qualification. The company had to demonstrate, therefore, with the input of the operational concept, the expertise of the medical staff. The practice of the profession permits the medical Person in charge and the delegate would be available. Oseara itself does not want to speak to the matter.

Green and AL demand information

For the green municipal Luca Maggi, the award of the contract to Oseara is a "No-go". "For several years, the company is massively in the criticism because of unzimperlich executed deportation procedures, as well as the lack of medical control or calm-sprayed people." Maggi announces a proposal in the city Council.

"It would be interested to know what investigations has taken the city in this regard, and how this decision came to be." In addition, it is highly questionable if the city is to outsource more and more tasks, which are cheap Private and the loss of quality in purchase take.

Also, AL-Councilor Christina Schiller wants to submit a proposal and to ask critical questions to the award of the contract. For the care of the people in the drunk tank, there is a need of specialist doctors and specialist doctors. It is questionable whether the Oseara could do this. Schiller would it make more sense to close the capacity utilization problems fighting cell, and to provide the funds released to the city hospitals.

Often bad

utilisation of The sobering-up place went to Zurich in 2015, definitely in operation. The Voters had said the year before clearly Yes. The cells, however, are underutilized and often poorly. Therefore, the city Council announced last summer, to open the cells, only in the night. Daytime on-call operation to prevail. In the municipal Council calls for a restriction on the opening Hours on the weekend were loud.

Created: 04.03.2020, 12:05 PM

Updated Date: 04 March 2020, 12:02

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