The director of the Figali Convention Center for COVID-19 patient care, Sharomay Osma reported this Sunday that, of 120 enabled beds, 105 are occupied.
Osma's statements were made during a tour of the facilities of the old Figali Convention Center , located in Amador, where the Minister of Health (Minsa
) of Panama Luis Francisco Sucre
was, accompanied by his work team to verify the operation of the patient care system.
indicated that up to now 3 rooms have been enabled and a fourth remains with 40 beds available, all properly equipped for the care of patients who do not require intensive care.
He added that foreign specialists are supporting the Panamanian medical personnel who serve in that infrastructure following all the rules established by the Panamanian authorities in the management of patients affected by the virus.
During the inspection by Figali, Sucre
said that he visited and listened to the testimonies of the patients receiving care and those who have already been discharged.
urged the population to follow self-care measures to prevent contagion by COVID
-19 and also avoid sanctions, since Panama faces a very difficult situation due to the pandemic.