Mexico City has 65% of the available beds occupied and 4,517 people admitted, so it prepares to increase its hospital capacity and the number of doctors to attend the emergency caused by the increase in cases of COVID
The head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported through her Twitter account that she works with Insabi, IMSS, ISSSTE, Sedena and Semar to expand the capital’s hospital capacity.
In the week of December 7-12, COVID hospitalizations rose 7%, from 58% to 65%. There are currently 6,959 beds available, according to local government data.
The Secretary of Health of the capital, Oliva López, said at conference this Saturday that this week availability grew with 94 in the hospital of the Middle Court, 142 in the Temporary Unit CitiBanamex, in addition to those that reactivated to attend COVID in hospitals in the city, in total, there are 600 more beds.
Here you can check the availability of hospitals in Valle de México
“We’re seeing if CitiBanamex grows a little more,” the doctor added.
So far, he said, the largest occupation is recorded by national health institutes.
Dr. Lopez also explained that doctors from green and yellow traffic lights arrived this week to help local health personnel.
“We are reinforcing with staff from other entities who have less hospital pressure and are sending staff to strengthen this capacity,” Oliva López said.
This Friday, the Federal Ministry of Health detailed the number and places doctors come from.
Alejandro Svarch Pérez, holder of the National Medical Coordination of Insabi detailed that this week eight doctors and six nurses from Campeche; Of St. Louis Potosí, four doctors and 10 nurses and nurses; Veracruz, 20 doctors and doctors and five nurses; Chiapas 50 doctors and doctors and 25 nurses.
This medical staff will be in town for the next 14 days. In total there are 113 health workers who will reinforce and relieve their colleagues at the General Hospital of Mexico, the Enrique Cabrera Hospital and the Hospital de Tláhuac.
“It is very important to recognize this staff who come to Mexico City risking even their lives, working with deep love and solidarity to give greater attention to the people of Mexico City,” Svarch Pérez said.
Svarch Pérez called on health personnel to join the call for the hiring of Welfare Physicians for Mexico City.
“It is important to relieve the companions who have been with deep courage and deep self-denial, a deep humanity working in the COVID areas,” he said at this Friday’s conference.
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