Members of the ASSE Board chaired by Dr. Leonardo Cipriani appeared in the Budget and Finance Commission of the House of Representatives, which is debating Accountability.
On the occasion, Deputy Nicolás Viera sent them several questions regarding the department of Colonia.
TOMOGRAPH FOR THE COLONIA HOSPITAL
Given that the scanner that should be for the Colonia Hospital was installed in Artigas last year, the legislator asked about the planning for the purchase of the new scanner for Colonia. The response from ASSE was that “the bidding process is underway”, without determining the deadlines for completion.
Viera consulted Cipriani about the final location of the hospital’s CTI. The answer was that you can “start thinking about starting work for the installation on the third floor” as a result of a donation received.
“Hopefully it will materialize, we are waiting for it because the space was foreseen for that and it is not safe to continue operating as it is today” said the legislator.
CLOSURE OF SURGICAL BLOCK OF ROSARIO AND JUAN LACAZE
Viera also consulted ASSE about the closure of the Rosario and Juan Lacaze surgical blocks.
The authorities reported that both blocks have old building dimensions. A way was found to readjust Juan Lacaze’s block; for that, the area will be enlarged and an internal rearrangement will be carried out. The investment was estimated at $8,000,000
It will not be so in the case of Rosario. According to what they said, the conditions for its operation are not currently in place, although “we continue to think that this is transitory,” said Cipriani.
DOCTOR FOR SHELLS
Dr. Leonardo Cipriani was also consulted about the need for Conchillas to have a resident doctor to attend to the urgencies and emergencies of that locality.
“For us it is very important that Conchillas has this service. Of course, it is not enough to pay a doctor’s salary, nursing staff, a pharmacy and some other resource are required to guarantee the viability of the service,” said Viera.
In this case, the response was that in the first instance nursing staff would be assigned to keep the polyclinic open 24 hours a day and the possibility of having an emergency doctor 24 hours a day would be studied.
AMBULANCE FOR THE BEACH AREA
Viera also insisted on the need for Costa del Inmigrante to have the presence of an ambulance for emergencies and emergencies that arise in that area.
ASSE reported that a SAME 105 base will be installed in Colonia Valdense that will also serve the beach area.