Coronavirus in Peru | Pasco: Health authorities report that there are no ICU beds available

Pasco joins the regions of the country that no longer have ICU beds available for patients infected with the new coronavirus. The doctor Jesus Rivera Ramirez, responsible for the COVID-19 Area of ​​the Daniel Alcides Carrión hospital, reported that the eight beds of the Intensive Care Unit are occupied.

“The situation is worrying, we have not yet had a decrease in cases. The ICU service is collapsed, it is completely full, all this is the reality of the hospital ”, he said.

Jesus Rivera explained that three patients are waiting for an ICU bed to be vacated. “His health situation went from moderate to serious.”

The doctor announced that it is expected to enable 4 ICU beds the following week, to improve response capacity.

The situation in the EsSalud hospital is the same, the nine beds of the Intensive Care Unit are full. The epidemiology area reported that a patient died this week waiting for an ICU bed.

Most of the patients come from the districts of Huayllay and Huariaca. While in the Daniel Alcides Carrión province the posts and health centers have not been able to contain the advance of the new coronavirus, he explained Jesus Rivera.

They ask to reactivate COVID-19 command

For two weeks, the COVID-19 Pasc Regional Commandor does not summon the authorities to meetings, said the prefect Gary Vivanco.

“We urge the new regional director of Health, Paul Mayorca Olivera, to urgently call a meeting to inform us about vaccination, we need oxygen plants and all the activities that this sector is carrying out,” he said.

Gary Vivanco told RPP Noticias that the last meeting of the command the former director Alcedo Jorges Melgarejo He only gave general information and days later he resigned his position citing personal reasons amid questions from the Pasco Regional Council.

According to the latest report from the Regional Health Directorate, 101 people are hospitalized, 21 in the ICU and 576 have died so far in the pandemic.

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