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Blisters on the feet, headache and hypertension: most treated cases in Caacupé

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health attended to 3,800 pilgrims who went to the Basilica of Caacupé. In this sense, he urges the public to take precautions when starting the walk.

The figure was confirmed by the Vice Minister of Comprehensive Health Care, Hernán Martínez, who explained that many people presented foot blisters, headache and high blood pressure.

“We must bear in mind that if you have a disease, the worst thing you can do is overload it with the stress of walking and the possibility of infecting more people. Yesterday we treated more than 3,000 people with blisters on their feet and high blood pressure, ”he said in dialogue with 1020 am.

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In this sense, he advised to use good footwear, in addition to staying hydrated and being in a position to carry out said activity of physical demand.

On the other hand, he recalled that the COVID-19 is still among us, so you should practice and carry out all the measures that we have learned. “If a person has symptoms such as fever or headache, we recommend that they not make the pilgrimage.”

It is worth mentioning that the health portfolio activated the “Red Coverage” last Sunday, which will run until this Thursday, December 8.

Indeed, they have installed 41 provisional posts, that are distributed along the pilgrimage routes, and 28 fixed posts, including hospitals, health posts, and family health units, located in the departments of Cordillera, Caaguazú, Paraguarí, and Central.

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Also has 1,831 health professionals, doctors, nurses and nurses, obstetricians and support staffto provide assistance to all citizens who require first aid and medical care.

The Extra Hospital Medical Emergency Service – SEME has three advanced support mobiles, four basic support and two logistics mobiles, for red coverage. Likewise, the health regions have mobiles at the service of the citizenry, with which there are a total of 37 ambulances.

In addition, a helicopter for aeromedical evacuations is available to Public Health in emergencies.

Citizens are reminded that the lines 0215698000 are available to request ambulances (until the restoration of 141), 132 for firefighters and 911 for the national police, in case of any emergency.

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