This Friday, December 16, 12 new Ciudad de la Salud buildings were handed over, including the reception area for critical patients, the Burn Unit, the Bone Marrow Transplant Center, the Stroke Unit (for cerebrovascular accidents), operating rooms, care intensive, X-ray, Endoscopy and specialized laboratories.
“Today is a day of great satisfaction for the more than four million Panamanians, our Health system, the Social Security Fund and the National Government,” said President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen during the delivery.
According to Cortizo, with these 12 buildings, 89.90% of the total mega-work has been delivered. “We are going to conclude the City of Health in this administration,” said Cortizo.
The buildings delivered today comprise 80,000 square meters of construction that are added to the 55,000 square meters of the Ciudad de la Salud that have already been inaugurated.
After delivery, the operating rooms, 72 intensive care units, in addition to those that have already been delivered; In addition, the advanced imaging and radiodiagnosis center will have highly complex equipment that is not found in the public sector, such as the P-Scan, which will make it possible to make more precise diagnoses and treatments for people with blood cancers. .
The reception of critical patients will be the gateway to the City of Health, all patients must be referred and it is in this area where it is ensured that they are stabilized; In addition, for the first time in the public sector there will be a Stroke Unit, to deal with cases of cerebrovascular accidents.
According to the Health authorities, the facilities will have a burn area, with special beds for the mobilization of patients, to recover and rehabilitate them in the best conditions.
As for the operating rooms, there will be 2 robots that were used in the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Institute and will now remain in a definitive place, next to a neurosurgery operating room. The High Complexity Surgical Center will be an element that cannot be existed in our hospitals and will help reduce surgical delays.
The Institute of Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Hematology and Blood Bank are already operating in the City of Health. It also has a Hemodialysis Room with 15 chairs to care for 45 patients in three shifts per day.