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Sun Apr 19, 2020, 09:23 PM

Colombia's first major hospital down after coronavirus forces personnel quarantine


by Adriaan Alsema April 19, 2020

The main hospital in Choco, Colombia’s largest province on the Pacific coast, largely shut down on Saturday after almost all personnel went into quarantine after a coronavirus outbreak.

The San Francisco de Asis hospital in Quibdo will only be able to carry out surgeries and births as the remaining staff will go into a 14-day quarantine after at least three workers tested positive for the virus.

Choco’s Health Secretary confirmed the outbreak weeks after the Colombian Medical Federation (FMC) reported a shortage in the most basic personal protection equipment in hospitals throughout the country.

The shutdown of the hospital is a disaster for Quibdo and the surrounding communities as the province’s largest medical facility was meant to be the main recipient of patients during the pandemic.

More:
https://colombiareports.com/colombias-first-major-hospital-down-after-coronavirus-forces-personnel-quarantine/

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