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Health authorities visited hospitals in the province of El Oro – The Daily News Box

ByKathleen Dupont

Oct 24, 2020

El Oro, October 23, 2020

Verifying the flow of patient care, stock of medicines and the work implemented in the fight against COVID-19, was the objective of the visit to the hospitals in the province of El Oro, by Carlos Jaramillo, Undersecretary of Provision of Services and Gabriela Luzuriaga, Zonal 7-SALUD coordinator.

This October 23, at the Teófilo Dávila hospital, in the city of Machala, the authorities verified the operation of the different areas, medical equipment and care for COVID-19 patients.

In recent days, in this health home, the emergency unit for other pathologies was enabled and gradually external consultation, operating rooms, physical medicine and other areas were opened, which for seven months were conditioned for respiratory conditions. Between July and September 2020, 3,857 outpatient visits, 1,959 emergencies and 333 hospital discharges were recorded.

Ricardo Márquez, director of the Teófilo Dávila hospital, explained that currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) there are seven patients with coronavirus and 13 in intermediate care.

Previously, on October 22, at the Arenillas Basic Hospital, the authorities observed how the provision of medical services is being carried out and visited the triage, pharmacy and dentistry areas. From January to September, 15,596 emergencies and 1,640 dental evaluations were registered and, during the health emergency, 1,514 people with respiratory conditions received care in the COVID-19 area, 345 of them positive cases.

Likewise, they were at the María Lorena Serrano Hospital, in the El Guabo canton, where they inspected the outpatient, delivery room and emergency areas.

Undersecretary Jaramillo assured that the work in the territory is positive to observe the improvements in the health units. “A few weeks ago we toured the hospitals and today that we return we see substantial changes, both in infrastructure, equipment and customer service,” he said.