Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Health Minister takes stock of the work done and sets new targets for 2023

In a press conference presided over by the Governor, CPN Osvaldo Jaldo, Dr. Luis Medina Ruiz assessed the state of health.

This morning, in the White Room of Government House, hurry up Referring to the situation in China with the number of coronavirus cases affecting Argentina: “We must not stop looking at what is happening in other countries of the world so that in time we start taking measures that Ask the health officials.” , suggest or claim us”.

then doctor Medina Ruiz He took the floor to take stock: “We have 2022 with a controlled health situation, going through three waves, remember last year we started with a violent third wave with thousands of daily cases and health restrictions imposed by the governor Thanks to the pass at the beginning of December we have been able to face it without complex compromises of intensive treatments. It was reinforced throughout the year, we are in the middle of the fifth wave with a state of complete control, we are overflowing with our intensive treatments Don’t be afraid to, at the moment there are only two patients with mechanical assistance.The year is over working, dusting and vaccinating and we have started it in the same way.

“We have to bear in mind that China is reporting millions of daily cases, including deaths, and it is currently imposing some restrictions on people entering Europe for tourism,” he said. “We always look at this type of situation to move forward, we did it last year and we will do it this year as well. How is it controlled? Working in prevention, it’s vaccination, that our population has done very well. Have responded and we thank them and; Of course, with caution, because we do not have any restrictions on activities. The only thing being asked at the moment is the use of chinstraps, especially in older people”.

Furthermore, the person in charge of the health department highlighted the importance of completing the vaccination plan against COVID-19: “It is very important that everyone has at least three, four or if possible five doses. We have seen that the patients who require hospitalization or intensive care are those who have had two doses or less and more than a year has elapsed. Vaccine protects and that is what we are asking for.”

Reduction in road accidents and burns at parties

“We have noticed that at the end of the year, the concerns we usually have with regard to road accidents, accidents and burns from fireworks are permanently reduced. We saw a slight increase compared to Christmas But very minor in terms of total figures”, the minister analyzed.

Then, he specified: «We had 75 cases of polytrauma at the end of last week and 77 this one, with a polytrauma of the skull in the Padilla Hospital; But with a controlled situation with reinforcement personnel in all guards”. And he added: “The joint work done with the Secretary of Transport and the Ministry of Security is giving results, as it is being seen in the guards. Maybe not as much as we would like, but in the quantity and quality of road accidents.

On the other hand, he highlighted: “All the preventive fireworks campaigns have given results, we have not had any patient affected or seriously injured.”

start of summer operations

eventually, Medina Ruiz He commented that strategic containment actions are being taken in the summer villages so that the epidemiological situation continues in the best possible way: “We are strengthening swab and vaccination operations together with tourism and security.” And he closed: “In the summer operation we are going with the most tourist sites in Tucumán so that if someone needs vaccination or swabbing they can do it near their home.”

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