In other words, the private sector’s health system is preparing for a second wave that will inevitably reach Mendoza, although they are still unable to say when it will happen.
How to prepare for the COVID-19 outbreak
Torres confirmed that private sector It faced the first wave of Covid-19 on nearly equal footing with the public sector, even having to make millions of dollars in investments on its own.
“In the first wave, the private sector took care of nearly half of the hospitalized patients due to Covid-19 in the province.”
As for preparing for a second wave of Covid-19Torres mentioned that the target of private sector He is trying to catch up with the largest number of scheduled surgeries, which were put on hold during the first wave.
What limits them is that only 30% of the beds can be occupied by non-patients. Covid-19.
The point is that although many of the scheduled surgeries are not urgent, other more complex surgeries need immediate attention, because otherwise the cases are complex, which puts the quality of healing and even the life of the patient at risk. But also, which complicates the system the healthSince attention must be paid to a situation that was not contained in time and for this reason it was complex, more resources are needed, more days of hospitalization and more time to occupy critical beds.
The system is in crisis
Regarding the monetary investment of 3,600 million pesos, which was made according to national government data to provide The health care system Of the infrastructure and resources to confront the Covid-19 pandemic, Aclisa’s Coordinator explained that although they have received support from the public side, the private sector is facing a very bad economic moment.
The financial part of private sector In a very serious crisis. There are talks to try to improve it nationally, but the investment made to deal with Covid-19 has had a negative impact on the clinic economy throughout the year. ”
On this problem, he explained that they have invested millions of dollars in infrastructure, ventilators and system air conditioning in general.
“Intensive care bed capacity has increased by 30% this year in the UAE private sector. This is not just about buying a respirator. Air-conditioning the rooms, the electrical system, laying the pipes, and enhancing the oxygen supply, all to scale up to the occasion ”
He stressed that the positive side of the situation is that the private health system has been strengthened and that the work has been done in conjunction with the public side.