Faced with the possibility of a fourth wave of COVID-19, the Health ministry (Minsa) is beefing up its capacity to cope in crucial locations at hospitals around the country, with more than 2,000 ICU beds, according to Health Minister Jorge Lopez Pea.

A government representative came in Junin to deliver 24 adult and pediatric ICU kits, that will be dispersed to six healthcare facilities throughout the region.

The equipment will be dispersed to the Geographic Clinical and Surgical Medical Center “Daniel Alcides Carrion” (6), the Geographic Tropical Drug Medical Center “Julio Cesar Demarini Caro” (6), the Endorse Hospital “Felix Mayorga Soto” (4), the Assistance Hospital “Pichanaki” (2), the Geographic Mom and Baby Teaching Hospital “El Carmen” (3), and the Olavegoya Surgery center (3), the latter of which was decided to donate by the Chinese Embassy.

A multifunctional stretcher, a secretory aspirator on rollers, a paediatric adult ventilator, an eight-parameter vital signs monitoring, and three two-channel injectors are included in each ICU package.

“Right now, the epidemic is providing us a reprieve, but we must remain vigilant and ready. Furthermore, we are constantly working to improve the health-care system “Lopez made a comment.

He did, however, say that Minsa will purchase 160 newborn ICU kits, which will be dispersed to other health facilities across the country.

“Our (health) system has numerous flaws, and COVID-19 isn’t the only health issue we’re dealing with right now,” Minsa’s leader noted.

“For the past two years, we have ceased treating other ailments and are investigating the discharges,” he continued.

The transfer event, which took place on May 29, included Junin Region Governor Fernando Orihuela, Junin Regional Health Directorate (Diresa) chief Luis Zuiga, and hospital heads from the area.

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