Since the coronavirus broke out in Mexico, we have put in place all our resources to protect the most vulnerable groups and to provide all our support to health professionals.
There are vulnerable people in Mexico City who need to be protected from the coronavirus. We support groups at risk, such as the elderly and children with HIV by providing them with hygiene and protection material to help them protect themselves for 2 months. These items include hand soap, masks, antibacterial gel, goggles, disposable gowns and alcohol. The beneficiary entities are Asilo Un Granito de Arena, which has 3 houses in Mexico City where 70 elderly people live, and Fundación Ser Humano, which cares for nearly 70 children with HIV, 30 of whom live in this home.
But we did not only take action in the capital, we also reached out to other parts of the country by sending protection and hygiene materials to the Asilo San Sebastián in Querétaro, to the Asilo El Hogelito de mi Abuelito in Puebla, to the Asilo Asunción de María in Guadalajara, to the Asilo El tesoro de vivir in Tijuana and to the Casa de Reposo del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Monterrey.
We also provide protective equipment to the Valle del Bravo General Hospital so that their medical staff can work for 4 months without putting their lives at risk. This project is channeled through the Fundación Dibujando un mañana.
We supported leading health institutions in the Valley of Mexico, the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán", through the donation of medical equipment needed to care for the sick: 135 monitors with basic parameters, 3 patient monitoring stations, 2 complete video laryngoscope equipment, 160 pulse oximeters and 6 electrocardiographs. In this same area, through the Fundación IMSS, we are supplying protection equipment for professionals in different hospitals, in particular: 7,000 N99 masks, 20,000 three-layer masks, 10,000 surgical gowns and 20,000 latex gloves.
We have supplied the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER) with personal protective equipment for medical staff to strengthen the healthcare service of the outbreak in different hospitals. The donation consisted of 5,000 N99 face masks, 10,000 triple-layer masks, 10,000 protection kits, and 10,000 latex gloves.
To alleviate the emotional and personal cost that this health crisis is causing in our health centers, we are offering a free telephone line in which a team of psychologists will help you to face your day-to-day life, offer you thanatological advice for those who need it and accompany you so that you can overcome your grief. This free service is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.