Sunday 28 February 2021

Cenare ready with first 44 beds to start receiving covid-19 patients; confirmed cases now 347

The new specialized hospital exclusive for covif-19 patients was readied in a record 11 days

The Centro Nacional de Rehabilitación (Cenare), located in La Uruca, refitted to become a hospital exclusively for covid-19 patients is ready. And in record time.

President Carlos Alvarado, during the Tuesday afternoon covid-19 briefing, gave the television audience a tour of new medical center, that will now be called Centro Especializado de Atención de Pacientes con COVID-19 (CEACO) – Specialized Patient Care Center with COVID-19 – that was readied in a record 11 days.

- Advertisement -

Mario Ruiz, medical manager of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), along with CCSS president Roman Macaya, accompanied Alvarado, explaining some of the changes and the ‘inter-institutional effort” that went into making the 88-bed hospital possible in this time of crisis.

For now, the CEACO will operate at half capacity.

According to Ruiz, the other 44 beds for covid-19 patients who require hospitalization in intermediate care will be enabled by the end of the week.

- Advertisement -

The hospital is equipped with monitors, telemedicine screens that allow medical staff to attend to patients with the minimum risk of contagion, and respirators for assisted breathing, as well as X-ray equipment that allows images to be sent for analysis remotely to specialists.

In total, the hospital has 48 lung ventilators, two video laryngoscopes, portable X-ray machines, 88 secretion aspirators, 88 transport carts, 22 infrared non-contact thermometers, plasma autoclave equipment for the sterilization of medical equipment, and equipment for patient mobilization, among others.

In addition, capsules to transport patients from anywhere in the country, in a fully contained environment was detailed Macaya, who said he hopes to never have to see one from the inside.

The bright orange capsules allow patients to be transported safely without fear of infecting the medical staff and the general public while in transit.

- Advertisement -

“This facility is already in operation today, it has been put into operation,” said Alvarado.

For his part, the Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Salas, informed that the number of confirmed for covid-19 is now 347, 17 more than the day before.

Of the confirmed, 167 are women and 180 women, of which 320 are Costa Ricans and 27 foreigners. Four people have so far recovered and the deaths remain at 2.

Salas also confirmed that legislators are expected to pass on Wednesday morning the two bills presented Monday by the Executive Branch, setting out sanctions for people who violate the night vehicular restrictions and the mandatory quarantine as ordered by Health authorities.

With respect to the Health order violation, the bill calls for a fine from one to 5 base salaries, currently from ¢450,000 to ¢2,200,000 colones and possible criminal charges.

The fines for offending drivers will be ¢107,000 colones for each violation. A number of legislators requested an amendment to the bill, to authorize Transito (traffic) officials to also confiscate the vehicle and/or license plate and record points on the driver’s license of the offending driver.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

In a week, Costa Rica off and on the list of risk countries in Spain for covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Spain had excluded Costa Rica from the list of...

97 labs test those who need to leave the country for covid-19 antigens

QCOSTARICA - Need to leave the country and require a test...

MOST READ

Costa Rica confirms presence of coronavirus variants emerged in UK and South Africa

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica already reports variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes covid-19 that emerged in the United Kingdom and South Africa and...

Legislative Assembly officially inaugurated new building amid protests and disorder

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly officially inaugurated its new building this Wednesday, February 24, 2021,  five months after the legislative branch of government...

Travel restrictions in key markets for Costa Rica delay tourism reactivation

QCOSTARICA - The restrictions for travelers imposed by the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, six of the main sources...

Almost a million people over 58 must be vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Almost a million people aged 58 and over, throughout the country, are targeted by the Caja's health centers to be vaccinated against...

Passengers will be able to make purchases from their cell phone in stores at SJO

QCOSTARICA - Passengers passing through the Juan Santamaría International Airport, or San Jose airport (SJO), will have a more agile and secure shopping option...

False dentist worked from his garage and charged ¢ 100,000 for ‘braces’ that come off in a few hours

QCOSTARICA - A 30-year-old man, who posed as a dentist, set up an office in the garage of a house in Siquirres, Limón, where...

Can you pay your bills by playing baccarat online?

Casino and baccarat is a term of love. Gambling is known to bring a lot of happiness provided your luck supports you, but how...

Costa Rica signs an agreement to become a full member of CAF

(BNamericas) - In order to strengthen the well-being of the population and the sustainable development of the country, Costa Rica has been incorporated a...

‘Bye’ to the weekend license plate restrictions

QCOSTARICA - The nighttime vehicle restrictions starting on March 1 will be from 11:00 pm and not 10:00 pm as this month, and on...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.