4 hospitals in Tlaxcala on the verge of collapse

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The two IMSS clinics located in the capital of Tlaxcala, register 100% and 86% occupancy of beds with ventilators respectively.

Of the 8 hospitals that were enabled to care for covid-19 in Tlaxcala, 4 are on high alert due to over-demand for beds for non-serious patients, as the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) was the one that registered the most saturation at the cut-off of the January 5.

According to the Information System of the SARI Network (Serious Acute Respiratory Infection), of the Federal Ministry of Health (SSA), the General Hospital of the Zone (HGZ) number 1 of the IMSS reported 91 percent of occupation in general hospitalization; the General Hospital of Tlaxcala, of the Issste, was 84 percent; the Nativitas General Hospital, 76 percent; and the General Hospital of Subzone with Family Medicine (Hgsmf) number 8, of the IMSS, to 75 percent.

The federal government placed Tlaxcala in the 11th position in terms of general hospitalization, with an average of 48.63 percent. According to the IRAG Network, the Tlaxcalteca capital is about to run out of mechanical ventilators for critically ill patients, since the IMSS clinics located there registered saturation of beds. It is HGZ 1, 100 percent; and Hgsmf 8, at 86 percent.

The HGR “Emilio Sánchez Piedras” is at 60 percent; Nativitas, 48 percent; the General Hospital of Tlaxcala, at 44 percent. Apizaco did not report seriously ill patients. However, the head of the Tlaxcala Health Secretariat, René Lima Morales, denied that there is a saturation of Covid hospitals, as he stressed that there is 30 percent availability.

Source: Milenio

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