The Dr. Raoul Leoni Hospital in Guayparro has a new address for one year and five months, in charge of obstetrician-gynecologist Ahmed Hawi.
in an interview with Scoop Assures that they have made changes keeping in mind the well-being of the employees as a priority.
During a visit to the hospital, some areas can be seen without air conditioning, however, the doctor says that the work on the health center does not stop.
In fact, regarding some of the staff’s discomfort due to the conditions in the rest area, especially the lack of air and the beds being in terrible condition, they said they had all been able to.
“It is important to know that the hospital is managed by services, each specialty has an on-call group between postgraduate residents and specialists, each has its own rest room and they meet the minimum conditions and comfort,” He gave details.
In this health center dependent on the Venezuelan Institute of Social Security, they have more than a thousand employees and also a considerable number of medical students concluding their careers with Article 8, care residents and postgraduate residents, along with doctors professionals.
Among the most significant changes, he mentions that the morgue was closed for eight years, but with the efforts of the workers and the support of the Bolivar state government, they have been able to reactivate it.
“It is still a war that is not over, we are fighting. We have already had six months that it is functioning completely normally with the capacity to receive 20 to 24 corpses.
The director reports that 30% of the adult area of the hospital was closed due to epidemics or abandonment, he recovered the hospital areas from surgery with 34 beds that had been closed for four years.
Within current projects, it announces that work in the maternity area will include an additional 24 beds and a holding area for 14 incubators.
Havi stresses the importance of this advance, as the institution lacks space for newborns and regional authorities in Guaparro are taking this into account.
According to World Bank data, the neonatal mortality rate in Venezuela by 2021 was 15 per thousand births.
Five years after the closure of Leoni’s Menaka pediatric hospital, Havi says a proposal has been made for a temporary pediatric triage area with 10 observation beds, a short-term alternative pending response from the facilities, from which doctors The college has insisted that they are essential to the care of the children’s affairs.
The director of the Guaparro hospital explained that there are 20 beds at that location and that they have received two or three patients recently, “so there are many beds that are unused and our emergency room is collapsed”, so they are looking for a new operating room. Space.
“We will manage the Covid-19 room as an isolation zone. We cannot forget that the virus is still present, but we are going to reduce the number of beds to admit more other types of respiratory patients and we have them in isolation”, he explains.
From the address they confirmed that they have an ambulance, laboratory, X-ray, external consultation, among other active services.