In the current health emergency it is more important than ever to provide help where it is most needed. In Uruguay we support the work of hospitals and the personal protection of healthcare workers by supplying resources to facilitate COVID-19 treatment and strengthen their protection.
We have donated a Siemens tomograph to the Español Hospital in Montevideo to diagnose and predict the severity of COVID-19. We are thus supporting the ASSE institution (State Health Services Administration) which is responsible for grouping and coordinating all the country’s public hospitals in the fight against the pandemic.
Through this same institution we are providing the hospitals of Salto with portable radiology equipment and seven manually-operated beds. Meanwhile, the Punta del Este hospital will receive five electrically-operated beds for its Intensive Care Unit.
In conjunction with the Zurich insurance company we have equipped the Español Hospital in Montevideo with 61 beds that were checked and endorsed by the Director of Health Services Administration of Uruguay. This donation was also channeled through ASSE.
In the 19 departments of Uruguay, we want to send 500 more thermometers, in total the donation is 600 units, to 30 schools without resources, thus allowing hundreds of children to return to school with less risk.
In addition, we donated 6 beds to the Hospital in the department of Treinta y Tres, which is being heavily punished by COVID-19.
In addition, we have supplied 10,000 masks and 200 boxes of gloves. Half of this material is for the SINAE (National Emergency System) and the other half for the Ministry of Defense Hospital.