The deputy mayor of El Quisco, Sergio Pino, unveiled the worrying situation currently being experienced in the Claudio Vicuña Hospital, San Antonio, which “collapsed” in recent days given the large number of patients with Covid-19.
According to the latest information, the healthcare facility, which serves people from the central coast of the Valparaíso Region, is collapsed, with the full respiratory urgency and no capacity to attend and hospitalize patients who arrive with Covid-19.
In conversation with Cooperative, the communal chief (s) of the busy coastal commune maintained that the balance of these summer months is “a bit sad”, since “although it is true, we received more than 300 thousand visits, what we finally have are many infections, many derived people to the Claudio Vicuña Hospital and yesterday the hospital collapsed “.
Pino said that “we had patients decompensated by Covid hospitalized in our Cesfam, and at some point the situation became a bit chaotic, the central level authorities did not give us an answer, finally I had to communicate directly with the Minister (of Health) Enrique Paris, who finally had to intervene so that the hospital could equip new beds and receive some patients that we had decompensated “.
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In addition, he pointed out that on Friday – for example – two patients were sent from a health residence to said hospital, who they had to wait four and six hours in the ambulances, and others had to be directly assisted in the Cesfam of the commune.
“We hope it can be normalized for the good of the patients, but I think they are experiencing a crisis quite strong internal “, he stressed.
Some patients were already referred to the San Antonio and San Julián clinics, and the population was asked to go to the SAPUS and Cesfam of the communes and not to the hospital emergency department, which adds to the request that the Hospital Ship Sargento Aldea arrives in the area, currently in Valparaíso, to help decongest the system.