Suitable with waste and toilet room, sanitary ware, two RHU tents, hydration area, six offices with sanitary and air conditioning system, electrical station and storage elements with capacity for 15 thousand liters of water The Health Care Center opened this weekend in Puerto Santander.
The project was led by the government of Norte de Santander, through the Departmental Institute of Health (IDS), and counted on the articulation of international cooperation and private companies.
According to the authorities, the space offers free comprehensive services to the most vulnerable population: Colombians, Colombian immigrants and returnees, in terms of medical counseling, nutrition, psychosocial support, nursing counseling for contraception, antenatal control and vaccination.
They also indicated that this strengthens the hospital network and that the state social enterprise (ESE) Hospital Regional Norte will benefit from the reduction of congestion at its headquarters and the provision of items and supplies to address the coronavirus pandemic.
Likewise, an ambulance for basic assistance transport will be delivered by the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) by the end of this year.
Carlos Martínez, director of IDS, said that “with these actions we can improve the quality, health and life of this population and we can reach these large populations that require immediate attention.
The new medical center will help address indicators such as maternal mortality, extreme maternal morbidity, low birth weight, infant malnutrition, congenital syphilis and will prevent diseases such as measles, diphtheria, pertussis, tuberculosis, among others. which have a negative impact on social and public finances.
The project is a reality thanks to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Unicef, GIZ, Samaritan’s Purse, International Rescue Committee, the government of Norte de Santander, the Northern Regional Hospital and the mayor’s office from Puerto Santander.