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Ecuador opens post-COVID recovery rooms in 14 points nationwide

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At the Calderón Teaching Hospital, the implementation of recovery rooms for patients who had COVID-19 and who presented sequelae was presented. This is a donation from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for $340,000 in supplies necessary for the recovery and monitoring of patients.

Andrea Prado, deputy minister(s) of Comprehensive Public Health Care (MSP), pointed out that the donation was obtained as part of the Reaching Impact, Saturation and Epidemic Control (RISE) project in coordination with the MSP, in addition, she stressed that it is the first time that Ecuador will have this type of rooms and technology.

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Their goal is to improve the quality of life of patients who had COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), they plan to care for half a million patients who have been left with a post-COVID trauma.

There are fourteen units between hospitals and health centers:

  • San Luis de Otavalo Hospital
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Hospital
  • Tabacundo Health Center
  • Hospital Vicente Corral Moscoso
  • Nabon Health Center
  • Ponce Enriquez Health Center
  • The Trunk Health Center
  • Hospital Isidro Ayora
  • Catamayo Health Center
  • Calderon Health Center
  • People’s Committee Health Center
  • San Antonio Health Center
  • Calderon Teaching Hospital
  • Hospital Alberto Correa Cornejo
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Michelle Grunauer, representative of the RISE project of the Jhpiego organization and San Francisco University, pointed out that they work on different projects such as vaccination, reaching 1,700,000 people in 14 provinces. They have also trained professionals in the country on oxygen management, mechanical ventilation, among other needs that appeared with the arrival of COVID-19.

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Regarding post-COVID rehabilitation, they are also working in five provinces and managing a manual on patient recovery, which they will apply in the MSP.

Those interested in receiving these treatments have to approach the health houses to receive care. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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