The Governor of the Atlantic announced this Tuesday that ESE Cari will have advice from the Colombian Association of Critical Medicine and Intensive Care for the care of COVID-19 patients in the Department.
The president said that in the last hours the new Specialized Center against COVID, better known as the old Cari hospital, received a technical visit from the Colombian Association of Critical Medicine and Intensive Care (AMCI), which delivered a positive part on the condition of the facilities, equipment, and medical personnel caring for critically ill patients with COVID-19.
Noguera De La Espriella said that the accompaniment and assessment carried out by this multidisciplinary group of intensivists is a very valuable input to improve emergency care.
“We are very pleased with the balance that the AMCI gave us regarding the operation of the new Specialized Center against COVID. We received a positive part in terms of facilities, staffing and human talent and some recommendations to strengthen service capacity. Working hand in hand with experts and with all sectors that help us join efforts in this crisis will continue to be a priority for the departmental government, “said the Governor.
He stated that from a technical perspective and under operational field observation, the experts delegated by the AMCI found that the Intensive Care Units of the old Cari meet the minimum and adaptive conditions required by regulation in areas of care, technological resources and specialized personnel for the care of critically ill patients with COVID-19.
In record time, the Atlantic Government undertook the titanic transformation of the infrastructure of the highly complex Cari hospital, with the aim of turning it into the department’s Specialized Center for the care of patients with COVID-19.
After marathon days, in which adaptation and improvement works were carried out on the seven floors and the basement in just two months, the hospital came into operation to offer its services exclusively for patients with coronavirus.
The departmental president highlighted that, with an investment of 5 billion pesos and under the coordination of the Departments of Infrastructure and Health of the department, 12,600 square meters of hospital infrastructure were recovered, thanks to the teamwork of more than 100 shift workers 12 hours a day.