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Cuban province reorganizes health system to curb Covid-19

Cuban province reorganizes health system to curb Covid-19

Ciego de Avila, Cuba, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) A reorganization of health systems is being undertaken on Wednesday in this central Cuban province, which reports most complicated situation in the country due to the high number of Covid-19 contagions and the dispersion of cases.
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Ciego de Avila is facing the most complex epidemiological situation in the country, which is why the Temporary Working Group to fight the pandemic decided to expand hospital capacities in the territory and reinforce protocols at all levels.

For this reason, starting on Wednesday, the Ciego de Avila hotel, with 240 beds, will operate as pediatric hospital to treat all children and adolescents with Covid-19.

At the same time, other institutions such as the Jose Assef Yara Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Camilo Cienfuegos military school are being prepared to admit patients with complex health conditions.

Deputy Prime Minister Jorge Luis Tapia and the Cuban Public Health Minister Jose Angel Portal, visited the hospitals that treat SARS-CoV-2 carriers to check their operation and make the relevant decisions.

Both agree on the need to reinforce the work of the coordinating table to achieve a rapid flow of information with polyclinics to tighten the control of the new protocols and to reorganize the work force to cover all the positions in primary health care.

On Tuesday, Ciego de Avila received a new brigade of young Cuban doctors who had completed their mission in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, who together with other doctors already in the territory will support the work in hospitals and health areas with a shortage of personnel.

Yesterday, Ciego de Avila reported 1,192 positive cases and 23 deaths, including a three-year-old girl.

In July, the province reported 16,129 people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, almost half of the number accumulated since March 2020, and 261 have people died from the disease.


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