Although interest in the services of the Regional Assistance Center for Assistance to Ukraine is gradually declining, Prague is still affected by the lack of accommodation capacity. The mayor of the capital, Zdeněk Hřib, therefore called on the army to provide facilities for refugees in its facilities.
“We need to make sure we don’t get people to white meat traders.”
“The crisis staff of the capital city of Prague has asked the regional military headquarters of the capital city of Prague to ensure accommodation capacities in the buildings of the Army of the Czech Republic,” said Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) at a press conference in the assistance centers, which are now based in Vysočany. “We want to avoid having people in tents. We consider it an extreme solution. ” he added.
Hřib also announced that he had called on the Central Crisis Staff to appoint a liaison officer who would communicate with the long-term accommodation coordinator in the individual regions. According to his own words, he wants to prevent the sending of refugees to dangerous places. “It will be necessary to create a network of people declared by local governments who are able to believe. We have to make sure we don’t get these people to white meat traders. ” emphasize.
Almost three hundred people remain in the gyms
As Luděk Prudil, the director of the Prague fire brigade, told reporters, 284 people remain in temporary accommodation in gyms. “They are there because the city districts wanted them to stay there because they work with them. They let them into other categories of housing, they place children in schools, they look for work for them, “ announced Prudil.
Apart from the lack of volunteers, the assistance center operates without any problems. According to Prudil, over the calmer Easter weekend, firefighters caught technical shortcomings, and as the director of the regional police directorate, Petr Matějíček, said, there are no security risks in the new area.
“There is no escalation of tuberculosis. That was the myth we have been confronted with in recent weeks“
The operation of the emergency medical service, which takes care of sick refugees, is not limited either. “At the moment, it is a matter of coordinating the chronically ill, often post-post-syndrome. We still carry around 30 positive covid a day, “ said the director of the Prague rescuers Peter Fawn and added that they go to emergency calls 15 to 20 times a day. “There is no escalation of tuberculosis. That was the myth we have been confronted with in recent weeks. “ press at the end Fawn.
A total of 73695 people have been handled in the Prague Assistance Center since the beginning of its operation. It was first housed in the library building on Mariánské náměstí, then moved to the Congress Center in Vyšehrad.