QUARANTINE BACK - 16 deaths in one day ICU crisis

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2,184Views 11Comments Posted 07/06/2020

QUARANTINE IS BACK after 16  deaths in one day

Just one week after controls on mobility were eased on June 1,The Ministry of Health   (Minsa)  has reimposed  restrictions and once again  shopping will be limited to alternate days for males  and females at hours determined by the last digits on ID documents. a setback back to reactivating  Panama’s economy.

The move which will take effect on Monday was announced Saturday. June 6 after 16 people died of the coronavirus in 24 hours and reports emerged of an ICU crisis.

Nadja Porcell, national director of Public Health, said  that the decision was adopted after evaluating the report of the new positive cases in recent days,  showing relaxation in the use of the mask and the failure to comply with physical distancing.

The daily death toll is the highest since the virus arrived on March 9. It is also the epidemiological week with the most cases since the start of the pandemic: 2,986 registered between May 31 and June 6.

The announcement coincides with the fact that the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid Hospital Complex) is operating at its maximum capacity. The director, Enrique Lau Cortés, said that the occupation is at 90%.

In the hospital’s ICU  there are about 100 beds, mostly enabled since the first case of Covid-19 appeared.

Eight days ago the complex which cares for 87% of the population, reported that of the 190 intensive care beds it has throughout the country, 54 were available; while of 254 mechanical fans, a total of 148 were unused.

Now in the Hospital Complex, of some 100 existing intensive care beds, occupancy reached 90%.

The director of the CSS, Enrique Lau Cortés, said that they have begun to adapt 30 more intensive care beds in an area close to the Emergency Room of the Hospital Complex. "

Lau Cortés said he is "hopeful" that the Minsa will put into operation the modular hospital so that they can use it as an "escape valve", since there are 20 intensive care beds and 80 hospital beds that they could also operate as intensive care.

Julio Osorio, intensivist doctor and secretary of the National Negotiating Medical Commission, explained that the Health indicators establish that in ICUs the occupation must not exceed 85%, because otherwise there would be a risk of saturation.

In the case of the Hospital Complex, Osorio indicated that the ideal is for the ICU to exclusively serve patients without Covid-19. "What we recommend is that in the Hospital City a space be enabled to only have patients there with the Covid-19,"

 



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Snake Pliskin

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3 months ago
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yarkaki

"to the streets" etc? Along with other comments that advocate removal of the current administration .. ok so go to the streets and 'demonstrate' and gather together all the malcontents... and then you will have another hell hole like the U.S. has become with all the 'protests'... and looting, and destruction and ... well you get the picture... but maybe not with your twisted logic. By the way to you who once said Panama would 'go back to being a banana republic' perhaps you should take a read of the history of Panama and the true definition of "Banana Republic"... sorry dummy, Panama does not fit in that definition, never has and never will. You throw out phrases of which you have no grasp.

3 months ago
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3 months ago
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Longrange4ever

Seems all of you talk but dont do anything to protest against the ridiculous lockdowns?! Panama is being distroyed

3 months ago
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Tia

First these deaths Have NOTHING to do with the opening as it takes at least 5 days for the virus to show up and even up to 14 days (hence the 14 day quarantine we see worldwide). These deaths also would have come after a stay in hospital putting the time that these people contracted the virus a few weeks ago. The important thing regarding the deaths is to know ALL the information. 1 age 2 sex 3 underlying illnesses 4 how long before they went for treatment 5 What treatment as the use of a ventilator has been shown to be a 'death sentence'. 6 What treatment was administered 7 How they contracted the virus (in the confines of their home? as many of New Yorks cases were in the home) By knowing these things a better assessment of risk can be made. Rather than a blanket one-size fits all.... like lets just go back to full lockdown.... forget the economy and the death toll from starvation and suicides that will come as well as child and spousal abuse.

3 months ago
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Dr.Martin

So Mrs Turner whom the bell tolds: Tomorow the surpreme court will be your political end. Nolens volens like a Dictator you add curfews total lockdowns etc. Because of 19 deaths( resulting from your self inflicted old lockdowns). <Listen: I tried to explain you why your decisions a contraproductiv why you put Panamanian life at risk. But you insist only to live your power position every day. Life in Panama is not on your decision 30,000.00 restaurants thousends of taxi drivers must no go bancrupt beause you like yourself in front of a mirror. Time to cut down personalties like you. As a Doctor i have my doubt you ever saw a hostpital or an university from inside. We have to remove the political garbage in Panama Mylady and we will do that soon. Supreme court fight for Democracy tomoroow you have only one shot.

3 months ago
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Wenny

Opening up a little is not hard. But when you have people that willfully ignore common sense science to protect themselves and others is amazing. Sad! I am presently in Colorado because I cannot get back to Panama. Panama's statistics, per population is 50% better than Colorado. But Colorado has no curfews. But the past month the number of cases in Panama has doubled where in Colorado it went up 42% and is going down. Why, because most people here are wearing a mask in public places, washing their hands and keeping their physical distance until we beat this thing. This is the way it will be for the rest of the year until we have a cure. This is not hard to do. Only you can make the right decision on how to stay healthy. Please do it for your country.

3 months ago
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Mhogan

Questions I would like answered: why is our C-19 progression unique? Some places had zero lockdowns, others limited lockdowns, ours has been the most draconian — WHY haven’t we progressed when compared with other countries/states? If Panama and Panama West have the most cases—why is the whole province thrown Into the mix when only clusters within those provinces are problematic while others are doing just fine? I go into our local shopping district and EVERYONE is wearing masks, everyone maintains distance and everyone was respecting their days/times to be unimprisoned from home (with a few exceptions bc of confusion). So WHY are we to be held accountable and punished for certain areas in the province that don’t OBEY? Are the tests so flawed to produce false positives? Does it have anything to do with scientific studies that people who received the (latest massive) round of flu vaccine which has been proven to distort C-19 tests? What is the human error? Or is the health of the Nation so bad and if so, who is to blame for that? Or is it a matter of bad reporting — accidentally or intentionally (the latter is hard to imagine because it would mean an ulterior motive eg keeping people in fear or quarantine hardship so that they will willingly accept a forced vaccine just to get their lives back)? Why is the new modular hospital not open and being utilized? But the primary question remains: WHAT are we doing wrong to make us a unique C-19 breeding ground (when as the US states relax even their minimal restrictions, there is no surge as we are being told is happening here?

3 months ago
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Captain

We are breaching the rules to the extent hospitals are full. Really not too difficult. Go take a tour ...it’s awful. Other countries follow rules...thanks to Pedro and his ilk Panamanians are not. Thus we all suffer. It’s not so much the test but actual people lining up for hospital beds. Much more door to door testing needed as per New Zealand now virus free , and isolation of cases instead of waiting for people to end up at hospital

3 months ago
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Jbbrown

So every time there is an outbreak we are going to go back into quarantine? Well so much for flights starting back anytime soon.

3 months ago
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Pedro

On to the streets guys. They kill you with no concept no idea of nothing and creating cases and deaths do to wrong acting. Worldwide no country has the same problems than Panama. Leave your houses and don't take care of Minsas and other stupid institutions. Going from door to door testing people is against all human rights. We should show them who is the boss. And every police guys should be aware late to be subject of a trial by working for a Dictatorship. Quit your job don't control free people avoid later to sit in jail for this Regime.

3 months ago
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