Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Kreplak visits reconstruction works of Melendez Hospital

The Minister of Health of Buenos Aires, Nicolás Kreplák, visited today the “Melendez” Hospital in Almirante Brown, where he visited the reconstruction works of the hospitalization pavilion of the medical clinic and; Renovation work is being done in the façade, halls, corridors, and in the pediatric, neonatology and operating room areas. In addition, it provided a highly complex ambulance to facilitate transfers in that municipality.

“When we took over, this hospital was one of the ones with the worst building condition, and we made progress in finishing the guard and operating room part in the new building. Then we had to continue with the historical part, which Due to this there is now a lot of work going on simultaneously, painting work is being done, the entire façade is being renovated with distribution halls, waiting rooms, corridors and lighting changes, and in the meantime progress is being made. A comprehensive hospital recovery plan is underway,” Kreplak said.

With regard to this extensive project, he explained that “we had to move part of the medical clinic because there was an incident on the floor in that room, because we are talking about a building that is more than 115 years old. Fortunately, we are only a few months away from finishing this work, which is the main one and carried out in coordination with the municipality, where we modernize the entire hospitalization area.

He also participated in hospital visits; The Deputy Minister of Health, Alexia Navarro, the local mayor, Juan José Fabiani, the provincial deputy, Mariano Casclares, along with other provincial and municipal officials.

“Thanks to the expression with the province, this historic remodeling and renovation work is carried out at the beloved Lucio Melendez Hospital so that it continues to strengthen its services to the community, improve care and guarantee the right to health,” Casclares he said.

Meanwhile, the local mayor, Juan Fabiani, said that “for us as a team, promoting public health is one of the main priorities, which is why getting the support and cooperation of the provincial government is a daily task for Admiral Brown”. To continue doing is transcendental.” we deserve.”

Works in progress

Currently, the Province, with the execution of the Municipality of Almirante Brown, is undertaking the reconstruction of the Medical Clinic Hospitalization Pavilion in that establishment, which will have 7 rooms with private bathrooms, and will reach a total of 16 beds. This implies an investment of 180 million pesos, and is in line with a tripartite agreement between the ministries of health and infrastructure and the local district.

Meanwhile, the health portfolio simultaneously carries out repairs to the façade and various areas of that hospital for a value of 24 million pesos, which are part of the “Salad a la Obra” program, which aims to improve the infrastructure of Buenos . Ayers Public Hospitals.


Kreplak took advantage of the visit to deliver an ambulance worth more than 26 million pesos, with the aim of continuing to expand Almirante Brown’s health infrastructure to strengthen transfers and emergency care. It is the 45th vehicle delivered by the provincial government in 2023, and the 134th vehicle delivered since the administration began.

The unit is equipped to respond to the critical condition of patients. It consists of a cardioverter defibrillator, defibrillator, pulse oximeter, central oxygen tube, arrest/airway and trauma bags, trauma kit, wheelchair, among others.

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