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Essalud has more than 7000 hospital beds and 740 ICU beds in the event of a third wave of COVID-19

Lima, December 14, 2021Updated on 12/14/2021 04:29 am

Essalud detailed that it has a total of 7,729 beds throughout the country to care for patients with COVID-19, of which 6,989 are for hospitalization and 740 are destined for critical cases in intensive care units (ICU) and have mechanical ventilation equipment.

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This was reported Essalud before the Special Commission for Monitoring Emergencies and Disaster Risk Management COVID-19 of Congress on the measures implemented to face an eventual third wave of infections.

The entity indicated that, to date, 2,097 hospitalized patients are reported, of which 389 are in the ICU and receive specialized care with mechanical ventilation equipment due to their critical condition. It reported that hospital beds are occupied by 24.4% and those destined for intensive care units by 52.6%.

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Likewise, he pointed out that to provide respiratory therapy there is 63 medicinal oxygen plants, 83 cryogenic and isotating tanks, 1685 concentrators and 18,973 balloons.

Faced with a possible increase in the demand for care of patients with coronavirus, Essalud He announced that contingency hospitals with 800 hospital beds are being implemented.

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The Social Security He indicated that they will inaugurate four bicentennial hospitals in Cajamarca (Chota), Sabogal (Canta Callao), La Libertad (Chao) and Junín (Jauja) with a total of 266 hospital beds, modern equipment and surgical rooms, among other services.

Non-COVID-19 attentions

Essalud also reported that for the care of NON COVID patients There are 9,945 hospital beds, of which 456 are destined to attend critical cases in intensive care units.

He also highlighted that, to reduce the care gap, a clinical-surgical disembarkation has been carried out and, as of November of this year, more than 14 million consultations (including teleconsultations) and more than 171 thousand surgeries have been carried out.

He also reported that, through the Hospital Peru, a clinical-surgical drain is being implemented throughout the country, as well as the drain of cardiac surgeries through the INCOR mission, with the transfer of specialists from lime to various regions of the country.

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