They were referred from the General Hospital of Zone No. 47 Vicente Guerrero, in Iztapalapa, reported Social Security. The Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome, converted into an expansion hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), received the first five patients with COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon, who were referred from the General Hospital of Zone No. 47 Vicente Guerrero, in Iztapalapa. They are four women and a man between 40 and 60 years of age, the IMSS reported in a statement.
“Once admitted, they were installed in the beds distributed in ward A, where medical personnel will monitor their progress and treatment in a timely manner,” said the Institute. Dr. Javier Michael García Acosta, director of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez medical unit, said, according to the document, that the five patients have risk factors, so they were received to complete their treatment. “They are patients entitled to the Mexican Social Security Institute convalescing from the disease COVID-19 who have associated risk factors, they come to this care center to continue with this treatment and, later, return them to their work, family or daily life”, he explained. García Acosta stressed that in this first stage “they are only patients entitled to the IMSS who are referred from other Social Security units.”
In the facilities set up at the Hermanos Rodríguez Autodrome, patients with mild or moderate symptoms by COVID-19 will be cared for, but requiring hospitalization to avoid a serious expression of the disease due to having one or more risk factors. This hospital is equipped with 218 beds -all of them have oxygen-, 26 will be destined for critical respiratory care and the rest are divided into eight modules with 24 beds each. It is anticipated that in its maximum capacity it will take care of 1,550 patients. The temporary medical unit is part of the Social Security strategy to expand its capacity to respond to the coronavirus epidemic and will allow the relief of beds in COVID hospitals of Mexico City, where patients are treated in serious conditions.
To guarantee a When it works, the expansion hospital is equipped with six emergency offices, a respiratory triage, an essential testing laboratory, a pharmacy, a warehouse, biomedicine and a boardroom. It also has spaces that health personnel require for the proper performance of their functions: showers, changing rooms, dining room, training room, parking and medical residences, among other services.