Saturday, March 25, 2023

“Imminent risk to the health of your patients”: the reasons for the closure of all pavilions of the Central Clinic

What happened?

During this Thursday the Santiago Health Ceremonies, Gonzalo sotoHe told that All wards of the Central Clinic of Santiago located on San Isidro Street were closed.

This, was after the authority, verified a series of violations at that location.

The cardiopulmonary resuscitation cart does not comply with the regulations

According to Soto, the Central Clinic “has been violated The sanitary measures were systematically decided on various occasions., For example, despite the fact that earlier pavilions were in use they were stopped from working,

“In addition, critical equipment does not comply with essential regulations, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation cart, Therefore, this establishment constitutes an imminent risk to the health of its patients, as it does not meet the conditions required to provide safe and quality care,” he said.

Despite the fact that it was decided to close all the pavilions, the inspection carried out by the institution continues. Because of this, Ceremi is expected to provide more details on the findings for the rest of that complex.

Aesthetic Surgery under “Rental Modality”

In turn, Soto remarked that “We have verified that there is a significant percentage of surgeries in the aesthetic sector under the rental modality of pavilionsThis approach is worrisome, as it dilutes the responsibilities that arise, more so when the Technical Director is not present on the premises”.

“These are the doctors who are in charge and supervise all the surgical procedures that are done at these places. They have to be there and in this case we have found that they were not there,” he added.


According to data from Seremi de Salud, since 2022 they have audited 729 Establishment of this rubro, start 422 sanitary summaries, 249 operating bans and 4 closures,

In the metropolitan area, 14 clinics have authorization for major surgery wards and 329 places for less invasive interventions.

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