MEX3344. Mexico City (Mexico), 01/13/2021. People are implementing one in a store to buy oxygen for COVID-19 patients, today in Mexico City (Mexico). Mexico City faces the bleakest moments of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly a year after it began with saturated hospitals, long oxygen storage lines, a collapsed public transport system and hospitality on the verge of bankruptcy. EFE / Jose Mendes
According to a social media complaint filed by Radio W, a patient with coronavirus has been treatedN unfortunate circumstances On the floor of the Susanna Lopez de Popayan Hospital, Cauca.
The complaint that the station collects is that in the photo you can see the man lying on the ground on some blanketsIt is not known why he was left there and what his health condition was at the time.
Investigations have already begun with the municipality’s health secretariat “To clarify this complaint and other citizens during the pandemic.”.
Doctors in the capital, Coca, confirmed that the high number of Coronavirus cases was due to celebrations birthday And the End of year.
These are the results of the crowds at New Year’s Eve parties. COVID-19 ICUs have 93%. “We only have three beds at the moment,” said Sergio Perez, director of the La Estancia clinic, to Noticias Caracol.
In the same bulletin, a relative of the patient said that the hospital “no longer has stretchers” to take care of arrivals to request medical services.
“There is no place available at the moment, and what they have to do is put it on the floor. Of course, because with the cold affecting the lungs issue and all that,” the woman denounced.
We make a query based on information from the networks. Susanna Lopez Hospital had 45 registered beds and yesterday it had 13 beds“, He pointed out Oscar OspinaMinister of Health in the capital of Cauca.
In January 2021, the country’s record of daily coronavirus infections was shattered, which is why the national government had to take strict measures against the behavior of all citizens. Many cities in the country are subject to curfews, sectoral quarantines, climax and identity, in order to prevent people from leaving and contracting new infections.
Faced with this situation, Health Minister Fernando Ruiz analyzed the total number of infections in the country He detailed, through a statement, why there were so many cases of Covid-19 virus at this time. Some of the reasons are the crowds at Christmas holidays, family reunions and the Colombian professional football final.
“These clusters and events generate an effect that translates into greater infection within five or six days of introducing each of these dates, which accumulates and has an impact on ICU consumption nationwide,” Ruiz explained.
The important thing in the face of the high numbers of infections is that the minister made clear that the country has the capacity to respond to COVID-19 because, as he emphasized, Colombia has 11,700 beds, 50% of which were available in March of last year. 2020, as there were only 5,300. To date, 70% of the household is occupied nationwide.
However, the health minister said the most dangerous situation, to date, is in Bogota, where there is a demand for between 150 and 170 ICU beds per day, with occupancy of 89.9%.
“The government has supported the expansion of the intensive care beds, which are being implemented at the moment. What lies ahead in the city is that we have this week, and possibly the next, a large number of cases.”The minister said.
In the face of varied news and public concern about the shortage of medicines for patients in the intensive care unit, the minister clarified that medicines are already available. Ruiz stressed that “the call here is not to speculate on these important drugs for patient care at the national level and make rational use of them.”
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