The Mariano Rivera Ramos Municipal Health Center in Cayey has been operating since yesterday –during the passing of tropical storm Isaías– operating normally, reported the director of the hospital institution, Gladys Meléndez .
The clarification comes after yesterday the secretary of the Department of Public Security, Pedro Janer said at a press conference that the hospital was partially out of service after running out of electricity and not having electric generators.
"We have to make this public clarification because we were surprised by a press release quoting the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DSP), Pedro Janer, alleging that the facilities did not have a power plant service. The Center does have a first-rate power plant and we are treating patients in the emergency room, " Meléndez said in written statements to the press.
The Municipal Health Center Mariano Rivera Ramos, located on the street Barrier 174 of the urban center of the city, was created thanks to the investment of eight million dollars in municipal funds, after acquiring the facilities of the Diagnostic and Treatment Center (CDT) from the central government in 1999.
The facilities count with a 24/7 Emergency Room, Pain Management Clinic, the Mountain Surgical Center and private offices specialized in general and internal medicine, ophthalmology, gynecology, urology, rheumatology and psychiatry. In addition, it has a municipal laboratory, pharmacy and ample multi-storey parking for 180 vehicles.
“To all the population of our city and neighboring towns, we reiterate the availability of our medical services. Those interested can contact 787-738-3011 for additional information on hours and services. To Commissioner Janer, we are waiting for your commitment to the hospital "the director concluded.