After 18 months of the declaration of Health Emergency for covid-19 and after strenuous hours of work, the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) announced that, this September 22, 2021, the health professionals of the Monte Sinaí General Hospital (HGMS), located northwest of Guayaquil, discharged the last patient who recovered from covid-19.
On September 11, Jacinta B., 76, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in critical condition due to coronavirus. He remained in this area for 12 days under the care of the multidisciplinary team of intensivists, nurses, physical and respiratory therapists, who help save your life.
According to Sandra M., daughter of the patient, her mother received the full doses of the vaccine against covid-19. However, the older adult suffered from diabetes, high blood pressure and heart failure, which harmed her health against this virus.
“I am sure that if my mother had not been vaccinated, she would surely have lost her life,” said Sandra, adding: “My family is grateful to all the staff at this hospital.”
Amid applause and expressions of affection, the health personnel of the Monte Sinaí Hospital said goodbye to Jacinta and her relatives. “Everyone showed happiness and satisfaction for having overcome this disease together,” says the HGMS statement.
In February 2020, this health home became “Hospital Centinela”, due to the fact that it received a large number of people from all over the country, who presented symptoms associated with the coronavirus. At that time, there were around 5,000 people admitted to the emergency and 1,000 to the ICU. As of June 2021, the number of patients affected by covid-19 dropped significantly.