Given 80% hospital occupancy, CDMX increased 389 beds to care for patients with

(Photo: Gustavo Graf / Reuters)
(Photo: Gustavo Graf / Reuters)

The Mexico City remains as the entity where the pandemic of COVID-19 It has represented greater affectations and one day after a hospital occupation of 80% general beds and the 65% for intensive care beds, this Friday the capital government announced that 389 places were added to increase patient care capacity.

From this measure, the increase in beds for general hospitalization it was of 285going from 4,147 to 4,432. In the case of places assigned to the intensive therapy, that is, those who must have mechanical fans, had an increase of 104 unitsbecause of 1,704 reached 1,808.

These increases occurred in medical institutions of the Federal Secretary of Health in the country's capital, as well as others in the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena). However, the head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, also announced that the Marine Secretary (Semar) had a reduction of 10 beds. With all this, the occupation of intensive care beds decreased to 60 percent.

In addition, he said that on Wednesday “they received 100 fans by ISSSTE and distributed them not only in their hospitals, but also in those of the Coordinating Commission of National Institutes of Health and High Specialty Hospitals. Us thursday we received 110 fans that we also distribute in the city's hospitals, in the INER, in the Sedena and Semar"Explained local president.

The head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, said that they will no longer buy more fans. (Photo: Government of Mexico City / EFE)
The head of government, Claudia Sheinbaum, said that they will no longer buy more fans. (Photo: Government of Mexico City / EFE)

He highlighted the fact that in the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico the number of beds is expected to be close to 2,000 locations with mechanical fans and around 6,000 for the non-serious patient hospitalizations. However, it also held that it won't be necessary that your administration request more of these resources.

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The reason for this is that institutions like the Insabi, the ISSSTE and the IMSS are doing a balance between the states of the Republic. "We are no longer going to expand the acquisition, There is a part of fan rental, another part of acquisition, a first purchase and this second purchase, "he explained.

On the other hand, the president expressed her confidence that in the next days there could be more beds available in the face of it discharge patients, since in the last days they have registered a slight decrease in hospital occupation, although still you can't talk about a downward trend or that the epidemiological peak has been reduced.

The official warned that the capital is still in a health emergency. (Photo: José Luis González / Reuters)
The official warned that the capital is still in a health emergency. (Photo: José Luis González / Reuters)

"There must be trend, that's why in the traffic lights we set two weeks of trend. It grew less in the last days and yesterday there was a slight decrease (in hospital occupation), but we cannot say that we are already on the subject of decrease until this is constant"Commented the official.

In addition, he said that to speak of a trend process, one must still wait a week or week and a half. Thus, "we are still in a health emergency, we do not relax the measures to avoid more contagions and avoid saturation in the coming weeks, ”he requested.

The mayor of the capital, the main focus of the pandemic, assured that in the city there are already 16,758 confirmed cases and 1,754 deaths from the new coronavirus. The head of government also announced that will investigate the increase in pedestrian flow and vehicular in the city, although he assured that where no increases have been noticed is in the use of public transport.

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Facing the gradual return of activities planned for June, Sheinbaum also pointed out that it will be done use of surveillance cameras for monitor the movement of people and vehicles.


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