This issue occurred several days ago, and has not yet been resolved. The temperatures are not only taking a toll on both workers and patients who don’t have air to regulate the heat, they’re also making it difficult to conduct studies due to equipment overheating, such as the tomography that was recently introduced in the city. Another was sent to a sanatorium. ,
“These days, the temperature has established Venado Turato as one of the hottest cities in the country, and several days ago the air conditioning system of the Alejandro Gutiérrez Departmental Hospital expired, which is why we want the province to Speed up repairs. As we received information from patients, we began asking provincial officials to prioritize what is happening at this hospital. Doctors, nurses, staff and neighbors treating area hospitals What they are suffering is unacceptable.Lisandro Enrico said.
The claim reached the state government
Upon learning of the situation, the senator presented the claim to the Minister of Health of the Government of Santa Fe, Sonia Martorano, and to Governor Omar Perotti himself, indicating that the actions of the provincial government must be expedited so that refrigeration is restored immediately. Could The building that provides health care to the General López Department.
“Hundreds of neighbors continue to express this problem. The lack of maintenance has led us to find ourselves in this extreme condition despite the heat in this hospital for all the professionals and workers we have had so much trouble managing. There are neighbors who are hospitalized, recovering, we are concerned about what they are going through today. We ask for greater commitment from the province for its ongoing maintenance.”Lisandro Enrico who announced that he would continue to push efforts to find a solution to the issue.
Briefly explaining why this situation arose, it should be clarified that the hospital’s integrated refrigeration system is based on the operation of 3 devices that supply it with energy. The lack of maintenance at the beginning of the year was the first instance with senators pointing out that the equipment had not been adjusted so that it worked correctly. Everything was a little more complicated a few months ago when the air conditioning equipment broke down again. And finally, in the month of November, failures in the equipment feeding the system were repeated, due to which there was no more air. The fact that repairs were not made in time compounded the situation, not only because the hospital no longer had refrigeration, but also because refrigeration was now more expensive and sophisticated to repair.
If Provincia had fixed the earlier engine problems in time, it might not have caused this chaos. For this reason, it is of less concern that when the Ministry of Health was first requested to repair broken equipment, funds from provincial coffers were not enabled at the time (request dated 24 August); The inattention to the maintenance aspect indicates the need for a hospital of these characteristics, so important to the quality of health care south of Santa Fe.
According to the hospital authorities, before the consultation, they told that the first actions have already started to solve the problem. As a preliminary measure, they have already repaired leaks in the cooling system. On the other hand, supports that contain and fix the motors began to be manufactured. When these primary tasks are completed, the gas will be diverted to the cooling circuit.