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Third wave COVID-19: Essalud implements a tower for pediatric care in the Pan American Village

Lima, January 11, 2022Updated on 01/11/2022 02:30 pm

Given the advance of the third wave of the coronavirus and the increase in infections among children under 14 years of age at the national level, the Social Health Security (Essalud) ordered the implementation of a pediatric tower in the Care and Isolation Center that he administers in the Pan-American Village of Villa El Salvador.

According to the entity, As of Saturday, January 8, 198 pediatric patients were admitted to the Pan American Village, of which 56 are not insured, which represents 27%.

In this situation, Four floors of tower 7 were implemented, which are exclusively dedicated to the care of minors who test positive for coronavirus.

Only until last Sunday, tower 7 It was occupied by 84 children, each of whom is accompanied by a caregiver.

Tower 7 is intended exclusively for the care of children infected with the virus.  Photo: EsSalud
Tower 7 is intended exclusively for the care of children infected with the virus. Photo: EsSalud


Insured and uninsured individuals suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19 can isolate themselves at the Pan American Village to prevent other family members from contracting the disease.

  • To request isolation, should be contacted on line 107 – option 1 or send a message to WhatsApp numbers 976 065 074 or 976 024 280.


The Minsa announced that to date COVID-19 discard tests will be taken from people who present symptoms such as cough, fever, body pain, among others. Likewise, molecular tests will be performed on people who have had contact with coronavirus-positive patients who are older than 60 years and have comorbidities.

In addition, he indicated that people infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) but who do not present symptoms will receive care through the telehealth system.

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