Spahn wants to equip health authorities significantly better
The Federal Government wants to provide the health authorities with much better personnel and technology. Because of their high level of commitment and commitment to the corona crisis, many health authorities are currently overwhelmed, said Health Minister Jens Spahn (39, CDU) in the ZDF “Today Journal”.
It must be possible to keep the number of new infections below the current level of 3000 to 4000 every day. This can only be done with health authorities, “who are able to quickly track all the contacts of the past few days with every infected person, contact them and then ask them to stay at home so that we can break the infection chain very quickly,” said Spahn. Well-equipped health offices in the districts and cities are required for this.
Spahn: “We want to strengthen them in terms of personnel and also digitally.” A funding program of up to 150,000 euros is planned to provide the offices with tracking apps to control the quarantine. These should come in the course of the coming month. But they would have to be “as perfect as possible in terms of data protection and data security before we can start”.