Queen Letizia of Spain is continuously working from the Palace of Zarzuela in Madrid. She held meetings today with various organizations. Her first conference was with Gregorio Marañón Maternal and Child Hospital to learn about the current situation due to the pandemic.
The Maternal and Child Hospital has reorganized all its circuits to provide care to patients with COVID, both in the obstetric area and in the children’s area, while ensuring the safety of care for other patients, and has made an effort very important during the pandemic to maintain joint mother-child hospitalization, despite the extraordinary circumstances we are experiencing.
Currently, the Maternal and Child Hospital as a highly complex centre (level 3C) that implies the highest level of care, serves a population that can reach 800,000 people. It has nearly 1,354 highly qualified professionals, which together with a state-of-the-art technological endowment, make it a reference centre within and outside the Community of Madrid in the fields of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Neonatology and Pediatrics, having all the pediatric specialities. As a university hospital linked to the Complutense University, we maintain pre and postgraduate teaching for future health professionals.
A video of the meeting.
Then Queen Letizia along with King Felipe held a videoconference with the president of the Forum of the medical profession. Through both presidents of the Medical Profession Forum and SEGG, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia came to know the details of the commitment and work carried out by these professionals to care for the elderly, a group that has been particularly affected for this pandemic.
The president of the Forum of the Medical Profession has stated that, as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the care of our elders has had two main objectives: first, to avoid contact as far as possible with family, friends, neighbours and even health personnel in order to avoid contagion. And, secondly, that it was necessary to guarantee their health and/or socio-health needs and this has been possible thanks to Primary Care, with doctors and nurses, through a periodic follow-up telephone monitoring and presence of any symptoms that could have behind a clinical picture to attend.
Next, the King and Queen talked to the Council of the Youth of Spain – an organism established by law in 1983, under article 48 of the Constitution, promoting the participation of youth (people between 14 and 30 years old) in the political, social, economic and cultural development of the State in a global environment.
As explained by the representatives of the CJE, youth is a group with low health risk, but high socioeconomic vulnerability. Before the health crisis, youth was already the age group with the highest risk of poverty and social exclusion (more than 33% in the last year), and which has an unemployment rate of around 25%. More than half of the jobs are temporary or partial. Emancipation below the age of 30 stands at 18%, the lowest since 2002, and is done in precarious conditions, having to invest an average of 94% of their salary in housing.
Statewide youth organizations and Autonomous Youth Councils participate in the Youth Council of Spain, which are part of the different organs of the Council to establish the positions and actions of the body that will serve to transfer the voice of youth to decision-making spaces in our country.
Video of the meeting.
For the day, Queen Letizia of Spain chose to wear the black striped blazer and trouser that she wore last week.
Update:@ardillitas11 on Twitter identified the blazer as Hugo Boss Kocani Black Striped Women Blazer.
This time Letizia paired it with black vee neck top.
Her bezel studs and Karen Hallam ring were finishing the outfit.