Mexico.– The undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, reported that the next week will arrive in the country on a cargo with personal protective equipment for health professionals.
“At the moment there’s a mission in China where a purchase is made of equipment of personal protection: gloves, masks, gowns, etc., which were carefully selected by a technical group from two weeks ago,” he said.
At a press conference indicated that this purchase will cover virtually all of the need of computers, at least for this moment and this phase.
Lopez-Gatell said that the lack of immediate team reported the last few weeks by several of which, was due to the improper use of the devices of personal protection.
He pointed out that despite the fact that from the first week of February, he published a guide to infection control in which is stated who the staff should use what type of equipment is used incorrectly by the fear of infection among health personnel.
“In particular, the masks of high efficiency are indicated in the people who are directly treating patients with COVID-19 and that will make procedures that generate aerosols of respiratory”, he added.
Along with that, he pointed out that in addition there is a shortage of computers at the global level “because there is a commissary constant, the largest factories of this that they are in China precisely and were affected by the epidemic, are just recovering,”
However, the official called on health professionals to raise any concerns, because “their accusations will be heard, are an invaluable piece in this time to defend the country”.