The people of ahor want a new doctor

The people of ahor want a new doctor

Ahorn – the community had pulled out all the stops to find a successor for its general practitioner. It has advertised in regional and supra-regional medical journals, with optimal conditions and benefits. Now, after just four months, mayor martin finzel (no party affiliation) is once again faced with the problem of family doctor care.
Masses of complaints land on his desk, the staff in the town hall can hardly keep up with recording everything. Finzel is under pressure, has to react and no longer sees his own supply of family doctors guaranteed. The community had high hopes for the new family doctor wolfgang pils, who, in addition to his practice in schleusingen, will also be providing medical services in the town of ahorne from 1. July also the ahorn general practice of dr. Dyllus (retired) took over. The municipality had paved all the way for michael stoschek to buy the property, renovate it and hand it over at a favorable rental price. Finzel explains that the new general practitioner wanted to hire more assistant doctors and colleagues. The doctor wanted to be able to guarantee consultation hours, home visits and care for the two old people's homes. Today is written on the practice: maple – 12 hours a week: monday 8 to 12 o'clock; wednesday 8 to 12 o'clock old people's homes; thursday 8 to 12 o'clock. – schleusingen – 12 hours per week: monday 16 to 18 h; tuesday 8 to 12 h old people's homes; thursday 16 to 18 h, friday 8 to 12 h.
"That's not nearly enough in a community with 4500 inhabitants", says the mayor. Finzel does not want to comment on the practice of wolfgang pils. However, it is clear to him that the expectations associated with the doctor were not fulfilled. "First was the joy rough", writes a citizen in a letter to the city hall "then came mablose entauschung." Dagmar weber from the seniors' advisory council also says that things can't go on like this. Weber explains: "during our office hours on mondays and in the cafe on tuesdays in the burgerhaus, the complaints about the care provided by the family doctor to the seniors' advisory council piled up." At the beginning, according to weber, the ausmab was not considered to be so dramatic and consequently nothing was documented.
"What should I do if I get sick on a tuesday when there are no office hours??" Dagmar weber, who understands that many people migrate to doctors in the surrounding area, asks this question. "People's excitement is great and so is their fear", dagmar weber does not feel alone in her concern about the supply of family doctors. In the process, the burghers say, the red carpet was rolled out for the physician.

A folder full of complaints
The mayor has forwarded the complaints, which now fill a folder in the town hall, to the association of panel doctors (KVB). He says: "we take this very seriously and hope for a speedy solution." According to reports, there is also a complaint about "failure to provide help" give the thuringer KV to be tested.
One solution, finzel explains, is already practically obvious. Hans-jurgen reimann – an internal medicine general practitioner from munich who was employed at the pils practice and whom the people of ahorn have come to appreciate – wants to settle in ahorn. The munich doctor has sent a job application to the bavarian association of statutory health insurance physicians. Martin finzel is optimistic here: "with 2.5 vacant GP practices in the city and county of coburg, i am hoping for a positive decision." Comes this, could to the 1. January reimann opens his practice in maple.
The conditions could have looked like this: in the "linde" burgher house is space for treatment room, laboratory, waiting area. In addition, there is barrier-free access and sanitary facilities, which are also handicapped accessible. This slogan and hans-jurgen reimann's appointment as the new general practitioner in ahorn are also supported by senior citizens in a petition campaign. Dagmar weber tells: "in only three days we have collected more than 200 signatures." With the action the ahorner turn to the KVB and ask for it, dr. Reimann to be admitted as family doctor in the parish.
Wolfgang pils, meanwhile, sees himself exposed to a campaign in which, in his opinion, there is "no way" that he can be about the need for primary care physicians. "I feel cheated", he says and does not only want to claim for damages. He also intends to involve the KV, the medical associations and the public prosecutor's office. The schleusinger doctor has hired a lawyer.

The blasius blessing is more popular than ever

The Blasius blessing is more popular than ever

Some older people in stadtsteinach still remember that in the old days it was called "blasiwasser" the chickens and geese to drink to protect the animals from the fox all year round.

Today this need is long forgotten, even dean hans roppelt cannot remember the "blasiwasser recall. "No, we do not bless water", he explains. Nevertheless, the blasius blessing is still very popular and fascinates people. Priests give the blessing of the blasius with the words: "the almighty god grant you health and salvation; he bless you through christ, our lord, by the intercession of saint blasius."

Presentation on “bamberg 2050”: education is the key

presentation on 'bamberg 2050': education is the key

One in three people in germany will be over 60 in 2050, according to the german federal statistical office’s forecast. "This group is growing the fastest and life expectancy will increase", says manfred riederle, deputy executive director of the bavarian city council, in his keynote speech at the think tank hosted by the volkshochschule and frankischer tag on saturday. Health care is therefore becoming a "mega challenge" for the coming decades. The number of singles continues to rise, poverty among the elderly is on the increase, and the number of people in employment continues to decline – also in bamberg. The city as a "silver city? One of the challenges that municipalities had to face, for example, with an overall senior policy concept or neighborhood management.

For riederle, however, the digital revolution, which has brought about "breathtaking progress," is of central importance and will continue to be the driver of economic growth. Which, according to some studies, could lead to an increase in unemployment, but certainly to a changed working world.
To counter this, education is of central importance, he said. In view of the ever shorter innovation cycles in the economy, the education system must also be adapted. So it’s a matter of "learning to learn, and learning for life". Continuing education and training also needed to be further strengthened. It is possible that in the future educational institutions will offer their services worldwide via the internet. Economy and education are closely linked in the age of digitalization.

Golden wedding in the house zipfel

golden wedding in the house zipfel

In good health, the married couple margit and hans zipfel celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. The "landlords of the inn "am trogenbach in neuenbach are widely known.

Hans zipfel was in the "braustubchen" was born in ludwigsstadt and has remained loyal to his home to this day. The now 74-year-old and his wife margit, who is four years younger, met through the frankenwaldverein ludwigsstadt. "Sparked" has it finally at a dance in falkenstein.