August 5, 2021

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Medical Center can no longer receive new COVID-19 patients

The Emergency Room of Medical Center of Río Piedras will not be able to admit more patients of COVI-19 since the seven isolation cubicles are full, said today the medical director of the area, Charlie Gómez.

This news comes a day after the hospital institution installed new tents to attend to coronavirus cases and amid rises in positive cases of the virus, as well as hospitalizations for this disease in Puerto Rico.

"Until there is no space, I cannot (admit more)", Gómez confessed to El Nuevo Día.

Yesterday, at least three patients who arrived from transportation to the Emergency Room of the Medical Center had to wait several hours outside the facilities to obtain an isolation room.

You can also read: They set up additional tents in the Medical Center to attend COVID-19 cases [19659004] Before this, the doctor reacted annoyed and explained that they were not informed that they were COVID-19 positive patients and that the peripheral hospitals "disguised" them alleging that they suffered from other conditions.

"We are not going to put people in danger (of contagion). If not, we are going to have to close (the transfers), " said.

In addition, he explained that several toilets have been infected with the disease and that others are in preventive quarantine.

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