A positive increase in the diagnosis of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations in Peru in recent days. Issuing an epidemiological warning notice By the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Disease Ministry of Public Health (Minza).
As a result, Jesús Valverde, president of the Peruvian Intensive Medicine Association, explains that every health center in the country will have more room for care for COVID-19 patients.
“In the case of the hospital bed and the ICU, the preparation for COVID care will be doubled and the hospital’s tier 3 will be for COVID patients only,” he said.
Intensive medicine experts point out that they are almost at the top of the list of healthcare professionals for the care of ICU beds. “We were able to receive a maximum of 1,800 beds for treatment, but it took a lot of effort”, India
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He said today there are 700 professionals enrolled in the Peruvian College of Physicians (CMP), around 600 of which are in hospital care, the rest unable to attend due to illness or age over 60.
He stressed that the focus of this epidemiological alert should not be on the ICU bed, but rather in hospital care with high-flow respiratory equipment.
“It is important to prevent patients from reaching the ICU bed, there is a team that can help. Tomorrow (today) the Peruvian Epidemiology Society will issue guidelines for the management of ICU beds,” he said.
A representative of the intensive care physician said today they will meet with Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti to share actions that should be taken at this stage. “An epidemiological alert is expected. But we have lessons from the first wave that shouldn’t be repeated, ”he noted.
Additional resources, curfew and capacity expansion
As for former Health Minister Abel Salinas, an epidemiological alert was expected due to an increase in cases. With that he said that Measures like allocating more resources for hospital care should be taken. As well as other stringent measures
“In the coming days, management will take out some action to allocate resources to health centers and regions,” he said.
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On the other hand, he argued that this was fundamental to some restrictions such as extending the curfew.“Not an additional hour, but at 8:00 p.m.,” he said.
He pointed out that with these measures, one should be avoided are the seemingly escalating nightlife gatherings.
Other measures that must be taken – he said. Production capacity reduction in the group of companies and shopping centers due to “Unregulated attendance” Of those who are about to enter the said establishment
“What we can’t do is stop any commercial or economic activities. But we can reduce its ability They can open But serving fewer people, ”he said.
On the possibility of returning to custody, he insisted he was not involved in these measures, even on the weekend. Because there will be a higher concentration of buyers on Friday or Monday.
“It’s not an effective metric, what will happen is more tension and anguish,” he said.
For his part, Matlab CEO Marco Loret de Mola explains that in recent days there has been an increase in cases of cases and that today. More than 1,100 people die each week, compared with Sinadef’s figures.
“We have a similar figure to the one reported at the beginning of May of last year with an increase. In the case before the most critical months, ”he said.
For his part, Abel Salinas noted that until November last year almost returned to levels comparable to November 2019, but in December the case had increased significantly.
For his part, former head of the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics, Farid Matuk, said residents of Lima and Callao should re-enter quarantine as a large number of cases reappear.
“Dividing Peru into three spatial domains equally by population: Lima-Callao, a province with a population of more than 200,000 and a province with a population of less than 200,000, found intensive regeneration in Lima-Callao, which guarantees quarantine. Strict ”, Post on Twitter
#ESTADISTICS divides Peru into 3 equally spatial domains based on population: Lima-Callao, a province with a population of more than 200,000 and a province with a population of less than 200,000, found intensive regeneration in Lima-Callao, beneficial to Strict detention pic.twitter.com/ie11LQI4Wf
– Farid Matuk (@matuk) January 7, 2021