December 1, 2022

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GDF announces measures to prevent overload in hospitals

Published on 01/13/2022 10:24

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The transmission rate of COVID-19 and the number of cases increased in the Federal District, but the high rate of contamination is not reflected in the hospitalization scenario. In addition, the numbers related to influenza are also increasing. In the past week, there was a 120% increase in cases, from 5,000 to 11,049.

However, the Federal District Government (GDF) It was announced, Wednesday (1/12), that family re-mobilization will be implemented, in addition to quick-impact measures, such as home oxygen therapy, veiled beds, and the strengthening of health care network resources. All this in an effort to avoid overburdening primary care and public network emergencies.

In the end Update from the Ministry of Health (SES-DF)At 8:25 a.m. this Thursday (1/13), 71.88% of general beds were occupied in intensive care units (ICUs) focused on treating covid-19.

The DF Minister of Health, Manuel Paviadash, indicated that there is no need to take measures to expand the number of beds, given that the high number of cases has increased the demand for care, but hospitalization is still under control.

Another measure the GDF is targeting is expanded testing of people who show symptoms and those who have been in contact with people who have tested positive for the coronavirus. The intent is to reduce the circulation of those infected and to monitor the epidemiological behavior of the new variant.

Also, according to the Minister of Health, the public network will be provided with tests to serve the population.

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vaccination

GDF also aims to Submit an appeal for vaccination. Even after reaching 85.81% Among the population over 12 years of age who were vaccinated with both doses, DF still has about 200,000 people not immunized against covid-19. In 90% of hospitalizations due to illness, patients are people who have not been vaccinated or have not completed a course of vaccination.

With the aim of reaching the unvaccinated public, the government has conducted active research, such as the installation of a vaccination center at the Plano Belotto bus station and itinerant immunization. The latest measure was to expand the scope of the vaccine, which this Sunday (1/16) reaches children from 5 to 11 years old.