Summary title: Petition No 1220/2020 by Patricia Ares Salinas (Spanish) on the safety and protection of healthcare workers
Petition number: 1220/2020
Country: European Union
Name: Patricia Ares Salinas
The petitioner states that the healthcare sector has been one of the sectors most physically and psychologically affected by COVID-19 in Spain given its intense involvement in tackling the disease and its spread. The petitioner calls for an investigation to be carried out on the basis of the 2008 Green Paper on the European Workforce for Health (COM(2008)725) and the 2012 Action Plan for the EU Health Workforce (SWD/2012/0093) into whether the health system has been efficiently improved in recent years and whether the healthcare sector has overcome the main challenges facing it. The petitioner calls for a study to be carried out to see whether the objectives mentioned in the Green Paper and the 2012 Action Plan have been achieved in an effective and favourable manner both for the health sector and for the public.