2 February, 2023

New modular hospital for patients infected with coronavirus in Panama in the final stretch

Panama (City of Panama) 16/4/2020. President of Panama, laurentino Cortizo (3-left) visit the new facilities of the Panama Solidario Integrated Modular Hospital this Thursday 16 April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Panama City (Panama). Pool/EFE/Welcome Velasco

President of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo visits the new facilities of the Panama Solidario Integrated Modular Hospital, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Presidency of the Republic of Panama.
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The new hospital facilities were built at a cost of 6.5 millions of dollars, designed under state-of-the-art biosecurity standards to care for patients infected with coronavirus.

The center that will bear the name of Hospital Integrado Panamá Solidario, will have capacity for one hundred beds, and it has high technology, monitors and fans in each bed, which will be connected to a system to remotely evaluate patients.

President Laurentino Cortizo said the modular hospital will serve patients in intensive care and with moderate symptoms, the first of its kind in the region.

The mandatary, who along with some of his ministers toured the facilities, He stated that the healthcare center stands out for having a high-tech system, which will equip each room with cameras to monitor patients, in order to minimize the contact of doctors and nurses with the sick.

Meanwhile, the minister of health, Rosario Turner, He pointed out that with the new center, in addition to increasing hospital capacity to attend the emergency, it will also allow mass diagnostic tests.

Until the 16 April in Panama were practiced 17,870 tests to diagnose coronavirus infections in the country that is already registering 4,016 infected, and the death of 103 patients, according to the Ministry of Health.

Photo: Presidency of the Republic of Panama.