Gema Vera yesterday suffered a strong trauma in her right knee, so she went urgently to the CRIE (Specialized Integral Rehabilitation Center for its Spanish acronym), in Portoviejo. Although initially she was told that they only took care of emergencies affected by earthquake, minutes after she had health coverage in the same place.
The health service in this city, one of the most affected in the coast by the earthquake of April 16, normalizes slowly. The chaos
The chaos in hospitals and clinics of Manabi, some patients had to be referred to other cities such as Santo Domingo, Guayaquil and Quito.
From Tuesday 19 the Mobile hospital of the Ministry of Health (MSP) operates within the CRIE facilities due to the health emergency. However, this unit is not enough.
In addition to being temporary and mobile, this does not offset the ‘gap’ that exist in the population of the Health District 4, comprising Manabi and Santo Domingo, as the world standard is 2-3 beds per 1,000 inhabitants, admitted the Health Minister Margarita Guevara.