Cuba strengthens medical infrastructure to combat Covid-19
Camagüey, Cuba, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) In Camagüey province, located in eastern Cuba, where until today 30 Covid-19 cases are reported, the health authorities are reinforcing measures and perfecting their medical infrastructure to prevent the spread of the illness.
The provincial director of Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health, Juan Jambia, stated that 'it is a complicated virus, it can appear as a cold in 80 percent of the population, but not in all the evolution is similar and the risk increases if the person suffers from another disease.'
Therefore, in this region where cases have been confirmed in the municipalities of Camagüey, Florida, Nuevitas, Esmeralda and Vertientes, 'in addition to curing them, the challenge is to detect the greatest number of contacts and from there to speed up disinfection and isolation actions,' set out the doctor.
The decision of the Provincial Defense Council to isolate the Argentina community, in the Camaguey municipality of Florida 'is made according to the protocol in these cases, and there are the conditions that range from increasing sanitary investigations, to the slightest control of the movements,' he argued.
According to the physician, a sick person who remains asymptomatic can infect, if movements are not limited, up to 400 individuals in six days, 'that is why, more than a thousand capacities have been enabled in isolation centers throughout the region.'
Nearly 5,000 rapid tests and real-time PCR exams also allowed health authorities to make a better diagnosis and improve work in the Military and Amalia Simoni hospitals, the latter with 385 beds available.
'Our infrastructure allows us today to care for the 80 confirmed patients, if we count the people from the province of Ciego de Avila, and to have qualified human personnel with all conditions,' he explained to the local press.
Public Health executives in this Cuban province also supply the homeopathic medicine PrevengHo-Vir, the distribution of which is gradually increasing since the province has enough meds for the population.
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