Photograph of a man with naked torso and lying on the floor of a hospital quickly went viral on social media.
The Secretary of Health of Mexico City reported that the image corresponds to the interior of the Enrique Cabrera General Hospital, located in the Álvaro Obregón mayor’s office and specified that the man was on the floor since emergency resuscitation maneuvers were carried out.
“On the image that circulated this afternoon on social networks in which a person is observed on the floor in a hospital, lThe Secretary of Health of Mexico City reports that the photograph corresponds to the interior of the Enrique Cabrera Hospital of this department“Said the agency on an information card.
According to the Ministry of Health, the events occurred at dawn on Tuesday, January 5 when the man entered the hospital by his own means and he immediately lost consciousness and fell into cardiorespiratory arrest, so the doctors made the decision to carry out resuscitation maneuvers immediately while on the floor, which were insufficient and unfortunately he passed away.
The agency added that the family of the deceased today has received the necessary comprehensive care from the institutions of the City Government.
Although the information card was not specified if the patient died from the coronavirus, the Ministry of Health stressed that the health workers who are on the front line of attention to COVID-19, minute by minute, doing everything necessary to save lives, for which their work is widely recognized.
The capital’s agency assured that it reviews daily the needs for hospital equipment and infrastructure to better serve this pandemic. “This is and has been a direct instruction from the Head of Government and the entire health system is in it permanently.”
Crisis in the IMSS due to COVID-19
On the other hand, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) released the number of beds in Mexico City to care for patients with COVID-19.
Through an information card, he stressed that there are a total of 185 beds available to care for patients with the disease; of these, 183 are capable of intubation (with a ventilator).
He highlighted that the institution has managed to maintain an average availability of beds per day, between 106 and 343 in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico, during the last two weeks that have represented greater pressure due to the increase in positive cases due to SARS-Cov- 2.
It is worth mentioning that this statement is given after this Tuesday afternoon, the IMSS had reported, without making it clear, that there were only “two beds available” for general care.
However, the medical unit clarified that the numerical separation of the beds refers to an administrative procedure to know how many ventilators there are, so it assured that these beds can be used for the general hospitalization of patients with this disease.
According to the most recent update of the Ministry of Health (Ssa), Mexico City has a registry of 22,444 active cases of COVID-19; that is, people who had symptoms in the last 14 days. While the State of Mexico has 4,970 cases.
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