CICERO, Sick. (CBS) — Nobody has been vaccinated for coronavirus on the Metropolis View Multi-Care Middle in Cicero, and it’s a place that has made headlines for COVID trouble before.
As CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reported Thursday, a viewer reached out to us – involved about her sister contained in the nursing house. The lady was crying on the telephone to Victory, scared about recently-confirmed coronavirus instances on the facility at a time when nursing house COVID charges are plummeting across the nation due to vaccinations.
She stated she has been repeatedly asking questions on a vaccination date -and she’s not the one one begging for solutions.
Her liked one is caught within the Metropolis View nursing house and has not ventured to the skin world for an entire yr.
The distraught viewer additionally wrote to CBS 2: “Each time I see the information and so they report on how the nursing properties and residing assisted amenities are the primary in line to get their pictures, I feel, not at Metropolis View, [they’re] not. They’re one of many final on the listing and have been forgotten about.”
Which may be true. No vaccine has made it to the constructing but.
“Somebody has to reply for this,” stated Erica Bland-Durosinmi, govt vp at SEIU Healthcare.
Bland-Durosinmi was floored by CBS 2 inquiries to the union a couple of lack of COVID pictures at Metropolis View – particularly due to the power’s historical past.
“These are folks that we ask to place their lives on the road on daily basis and go into this facility,” Bland-Durosinmi stated, “a facility that has had 254 instances, that has had 15 deaths, and 5 instances within the final 28 days.”
With vaccinations effectively into Part 1B, how can essentially the most susceptible individuals and our healthcare heroes nonetheless not have their COVID pictures?
“This isn’t proper. We should always’ve been the primary,” stated Metropolis View licensed nursing assistant Shantonia Jackson. “They need to’ve been on high of this.”
Jackson stated she has requested directors about vaccinations a number of instances.
The overwhelming majority of long-term care amenities in our state signed up for the Federal Pharmacy Partnership and have gotten at the least one dose by now.
“What [the administrator] stated to me was, ‘We missed the deadline since you guys have been on strike and we have been within the course of of fixing over administration,’” Jackson stated.
In September, a Medicare inspection of Metropolis View discovered the power “didn’t implement a surveillance plan” for COVID instances between the tip of April to mid-July. Metropolis View mounted the problem a couple of weeks later.
Now a March 1, 2021 letter to kin confirms the virus is again on the nursing house.
There isn’t any point out of vaccines.
“I can’t maintain ready on Metropolis View,” Jackson stated. “I can’t maintain placing my household in jeopardy.”
For some information for Jackson, employees will now be vaccinated at Metropolis View on Sunday. All residents who need a shot ought to have one by subsequent Sunday.
That’s based on the spokesperson for Prepare dinner County Well being who says increasing partnerships – and sure, CBS 2’s inquiries put Metropolis View on the schedule.
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Victory’s repeated calls and emails to Metropolis View have been ignored.