The non-profit organization Salud Integral en la Montaña (SIM) reported today that it reached the figure of 10,700 tests performed for COVID-19 at its facilities and in its service area.  Of these, 5,012 were rapid tests and 5,718 were molecular tests, in 8,855 unique patients. Of these, 546 positive tests were obtained in 473 unique patients, divided into 247 confirmatory molecular tests and 299 in rapid tests.
Molecular tests were purchased with the non-profit organization's own funds, which have allowed a collaborative agreement with the mayors of the municipalities of Barranquitas, Orocovis, Naranjito and Toa Alta and other amount through the Alliance of Community Health Centers. The rapid (serological) tests were donated by the Puerto Rico Department of Health.
“For the Greater Family of Integral Health in the Mountain, having the necessary tools to attend to the health needs of our communities during this emergency is our priority ", expressed Dr. Gloria del C. Amador Fernández, president and chief executive officer of SIM.
" In this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel honored to have more than doubled rapid (serological) tests screening and confirmatory molecular tests for the coronavirus in just two months. ”
Dr. Amador Fernández added that“ for this initiative, molecular tests were purchased from Quest Diagnostics and the Department of Health gave us 7,250. OF these, the Centers for the Aged in our service area continue to be impacted. Once again, our organization collaborates with the State in this pandemic with the aim of increasing the coverage of the tests and safeguarding the lives of the residents of the mountain municipalities and reaffirming our commitment to the communities we serve. ”
Las Tests continue to be offered at the Comprehensive Health Centers (CSI) of Barranquitas, Bayamón, Comerio, Corozal, Naranjito, Orocovis and Toa Alta.
For more information and orientation of the tests, you can contact us at the telephone number (787) 869 -5900, extensions: 1200 for CSI Comerio, 1300 for CSI in Corozal, 1400 for CSI in Naranjito, 1500 for CSI in Orocovis, 1600 for CSI in Barranquitas, 1800 for CSI in Toa Alta and 1900 for CSI in Bayamón. Also, we have integrated our 24/7 Call Center and you can contact us at the telephone number 787.338-0399 for more information or through our digital platforms Instagram, Facebook and Twitter under @simpuertorico and on our website as www.simpr.org .
Amador Fernández added that “in our commitment to service, we will continue to test for COVID-19 for the well-being and emotional tranquility of all of you and until the situation is resolved. normalize. ”
SIM is the largest private non-profit organization in the central region of Puerto Rico and recognized by the federal government as Federally Qualified Health Center whose mission is to offer primary health services , preventive and specialized through its Comprehensive Health Centers, located in the municipalities of Barranquitas, Bayamón, Comerío, Corozal, Naranjito, Orocovis and Toa Alta. It also has the Home Health and Hospicio La Montaña and Community Outreach Programs. SIM was recognized for being the first line of emergency response in the communities of the central region with medical brigades, health fairs, vaccination campaign, donations and assistance in its eight Comprehensive Health Centers and its four 24-hour Emergency Rooms of the day, seven days a week.