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San Juan Bautista Hospital provided details on maintenance, sanitation and safety tasks

11 August 2022 – 08:29

CEO of St. John the Baptist HospitalDr. Hernán Toloza spoke about the interventions and work being done in terms of maintenance, cleanliness and safety in the hospital building. Toloza explained that “we are working with the aim of providing well-being and comfort to all patients who come to the hospital.”

In this sense, he said that at present there are improvement and maintenance works which are carried out by the hospital staff and larger works, involving the Ministry of Infrastructure and Civil Works.

“We work 24 hours a day to take care of patients, and the last thing we need is to politicize the situation. We need to contribute, negotiate, resolve”, expressed the director on the other hand.

Laundry room, lift and water system

Among the main interventions carried out in the hospital, Toloza noted that the machinery (washers, dryers and irons) needed for the complete renovation of the laundry room has already been acquired. What remains to be defined is an initial logistical issue, including the contract for laundry service (companies in this sector must present budgets and conditions to respond to hospital demand).

The lift work is being carried out by the winning company “Air Total”, and will be completed in about 60 days. According to the company, they are awaiting the necessary cabin and motor equipment for the final assembly of the lift.

With regard to hot and cold water system, HISJB Director informed that renovation of pipe laying is being done to give way later to zoning of boarding school for placement of hot water tanks.

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Similarly, he informed that the exterior painting of the entire hospital building (periphery), lighting of beaches and periphery green spaces, maintenance work and landscaping of the property, infrastructure and administration of the Ministry of Civil Works are in progress, and Execution of sheet metal ceiling in main corridors.

Maintenance, cleanliness and safety

With regard to the works of the Maintenance Department, work is being done to adapt the necessary conditions for the refurbishment of the central operating rooms, renewal of X-ray and mammography service, reception and placement of new equipments.

Toloja said that nearly half of the 80 rooms in the central boarding school have already been renovated. Masonry and painting works already in medical clinic services (rooms 20 to 28 and 30 to 41), gynecology, urology and maxillofacial (rooms 93 to 102) and neurology as well as vascular surgery (rooms 103 to 111) There are rooms for lighting. , refurbishment of oxygen nozzles and medicinal gases, air conditioning, refurbishment of toilets, backpacks, sinks and even taps in rooms that need them. Thus, especially the modules of Coronary Unit, Intensive Therapy Unit and Respiratory Care Unit were also renovated due to replacement of beds for in-patients.

With regard to the issue of cleanliness and safety, a general survey of the conditions of the firefighters began in early June, with the result that many of them were recharged and others required renovation, as they were found to be obsolete due to their age. Were. Therefore, on 19th July, 2022, the call for bidders was published and the proposals were opened on 22nd of the same month.

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With regard to biological exposure, it is important to clarify that the hospital has all the necessary elements for personal protection: camisoles, hats, gloves, chinstrap, aprons for radiation protection, masks, goggles, etc., and for waste management, sanitation. Group and disinfection, and infection control with measures. With regard to physical, electrical and ergonomic risk, the lumbar belt was recently acquired and both for laundry service. Gloves, protective and dielectric boots, and work clothing are in the process of being procured for personnel performing maintenance work.

With the aim of raising awareness and educating employees about the potential risks, the department in-charge launched an internal dissemination campaign called “Good Hygiene and Safety Practices”. And currently, they are in full coordination of a training program that will be in charge of civil defense and the province’s fire department.

auditorium

Regarding the use of the auditorium as a storehouse for pharmacy supplies – an extraordinary measure in the context of the COVID19 pandemic – the hospital authority informed that it is in the process of acquiring a housing module which will become the definitive storehouse for the hospital. The pharmacy service will later renovate the event room to return to its normal use.

“We have all the tenders created and published. Sometimes bureaucratic procedures take time, but in a matter of weeks we will be able to complete the many tasks and improvements that are being done in our hospital,” concluded Toloza.

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