Corona Commission submitted its interim conclusions: failures in decision making, poor review policy
On Tuesday, the Corona Commission chaired by MK Ofer Shelah submitted its report on its serious interim conclusions. Among other things, the committee determined that there were mental and organizational failures in decision making, poor review policy, incorrect closure. The committee was impressed that a significant portion of the policy was formulated according to the missing system. They stated in the report that "it is difficult to know whether the resistance to conducting mass tests was due to a regular theory or to the simple fact that there were simply no test kits in sufficient or sufficient laboratory sizes; ".
The Corona's Knesset Committee criticizes the political echelon's decision to impose the Corona crisis management on the NSC and calls on the task of launching a new national crisis management body. "The members of the committee believe that this very perception is indicative of organizational and organizational failure," the report states. . "The NSC has no superior organizational tools of any other headquarters, not even a headquarters that will be erected provisionally for the specific mission of dealing with the Corona crisis. And a political echelon should not, in a multidimensional and deep crisis like this, make 'quick decisions while on the move.'
Highlights of the report:
■ The NSC is not the appropriate body for crisis management
■ The Ministry of Health is weak in dealing with emergencies
■ Economic strangulation - a threat no less than the epidemic itself
■ The system has no plan to prevent lightning crashes
■ It is unclear if the opposition to mass testing had professional motives
■ The director general of the Ministry of Health was unable to estimate the rate of expansion
■ Decision makers relied on unsubstantiated stress scenarios
■ The government must provide free masks and protective equipment to at-risk populations
The report also mentions the weakness of the Ministry of Health in dealing with emergencies and criticizes the crisis managers' decision to rely on stress scenarios that are unlikely to be realized. , And not what the IDF calls a "reference scenario" - a realistic scenario that is attacked by reliable and rigorously analyzed information, "the report said.
In addition, members of the committee were impressed that "apart from the Sisyphean struggle and commendable in itself for every patient and in need of isolation, and exerting tremendous welfare efforts with the help of the IDF and the police, there is currently no plan in place to prevent Bnei Brak from becoming a giant corona ship."
In a recent report, members of the government are calling on the government to change traffic and work bans immediately after Passover, in contrast to the position expressed by Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health, Prof. Itamar Grotto. "The members of the committee are united in the view that the concept of the 'curve flattening', designed to prevent a situation where we cannot treat the severely ill, has a cost of greatly prolonging the duration of the severe restrictions. Economic strangulation, with its current and future social and health implications, has already become a real threat And no less than the epidemic itself, "the report said.
Committee members also criticized the testing system: "Initially, a restrictive testing policy was established, which, as it is unclear, was due to professional analysis or incompetence; unless instructed to expand it, the procurement process was conducted by non-skilled entities, such as the institution, and brought to Israel at critical points in time. Inappropriate materials, and all the while there were big gaps in information, including what was presented to the committee, about the capabilities and actual implementation, "it said. The members of the committee determined that the number of tests should be significantly expanded immediately, using a much wider range of tests.
Another point in the report is criticism of the government's decision-making. It says: "The impression of members of the committee is that a significant part of the policy is formulated according to the missing persons in the system: It is difficult to know if the opposition to conducting mass tests was due to a regular theory or to the simple fact that there were simply no test kits in number. Enough or sufficient laboratory readiness; The contradictory statements regarding the effectiveness of the use of masks are also consistent with the fact that only in late March were masks in sufficient numbers "
Members of the Knesset also point out that the Director General of the Ministry of Health, in his appearance before them, did not know how to assess the rate of disease spread and the number of patients who would need ventilation.
The Corona Virus Control Committee was set up two weeks ago, headed by Knesset Member Ofer Shalah (there is a future), after a prolonged paralysis of the Knesset, which cannot be monitored by the government. In its first gathering, the Ministry of Health revealed that in Israel there are only 1,437 available respirators.