This week’s rains also flooded the X-ray area at the Los Magallanes de Catia hospital, which caused the service to be suspended from Monday the 25th, according to what the workers of that hospital reported to the NGO.
The NGO Monitor Salud denounced, through its Twitter account, unsanitary conditions in the operating rooms and delivery rooms of the Dr. José Gregorio Hernández hospital, better known as Los Magallanes de Catia.
In the photos, published by Monitor Salud, disposable surgical material can be seen lying around or accumulated in areas of the operating room, dirty stretchers and in poor condition. According to the report published by the NGO for the first quarter of the year, chlorine was the input for the disinfection of areas that failed the most.
In 61% of the hospitals, the amount provided during the first quarter of 2022 was insufficient, followed by soap in 54% and disinfectant in 48%.
This week’s rains also flooded the X-ray areas, which caused the service to be suspended from Monday the 25th, according to what the workers of that hospital reported to the NGO.
The delivery room and the operating room of the Los Magallanes de Catia hospital have been found in unsanitary conditions.
The workers of this health center also denounced that they have been without X-rays for two days, after the flooding of the area. pic.twitter.com/QUxchsOD49
– Health Monitor (@MonitorSaludVE) April 27, 2022
A week ago, Monitor Salud also denounced that the corridors leading to the morgue of the University Hospital of Caracas were flooded with sewage, which “represents a serious risk not only for the workers in that area, but for the hospital in general.” .
In 45% of the 90 days of the first quarter of 2022, the monitored health centers suffered some kind of problem with the operation of their respective morgue, either due to health conditions, problems in basic services or lack of specialists. In other words, the morgues were out of operation for an average of 40 and a half days.