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Covid-19 outbreak: Campo Grande Regional Hospital cancels surgeries, limits visits

Covid-19 outbreak: Campo Grande Regional Hospital cancels surgeries, limits visits

Campo Grande News On January 14, 2024

Paolo Francis / Campo Grande News

Entrance to Mato Grosso do Sul Regional Hospital with parked ambulances and emergency medical system

HRMS Hospital (Mato Grosso do Sul Regional Hospital) will suspend elective surgeries, starting Monday (15), for five days. The reason is the increase in the number of health professionals with a medical degree, some of whom have been infected with Covid-19.

The statement was signed by the hospital's general director, Paolo Limberger, who also demands that visits be restricted, so that there is only one visitor per patient, at one pre-determined time.

Visits to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) have been completely suspended. On the unit, 2 patients and 5 nursing professionals had tested positive for COVID-19 by January 11.

In an internal statement, the sector director proposes closing 4 intensive care beds so that the team can care for children who are already in the hospital. The hospital did not confirm whether action had been taken or not.

In addition to emergency procedures, the director also confirmed, in a statement sent to employees, the request to use masks while in the hospital to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

“These measures are temporary and are intended to ensure the best service and maximum safety for our patients, visitors and healthcare professionals. We are closely monitoring the situation and will re-evaluate these measures as necessary,” the statement added.

In a memorandum, the Regional Hospital de Mato Grosso do Sul informed that all necessary measures have already been adopted and that it is following the recommendations of the hospital's Epidemiological Surveillance Center in order to avoid transmission of infection in the hospital environment. The memo sent to the report stated: “At the end of the restriction period, service will return to normal.”

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