Telethon gave new team to the hospital in Puntarenas

The Bishop Victor Manuel Sanabria Hospital yesterday received donations from the Telethon last: an amount of ¢ 200 million in specialized equipment for the area of neonatology.

This equipment will be used to decrease death of newborns and infants.

“We are making the official delivery of the equipment in the area of infants in the hospital Bishop Sanabria. We deliver all of the money that the people of Costa Rica donated in the last Telethon. It’s a team that will be very important in the hospital and thus decrease the death of children, “said Antonio Bermúdez, President Active 20-30 Club Telethon organizer.

Among the equipment is an incubator, which will be used as an ideal microclimate for the newborn baby. In addition, 10 monitoring for 10 beds and one for transport, one of vital signs, two for fetal and apparatus for ultrasound, ultrasound equipment and digital, high-frequency ventilator and conventional ventilation. Also, dual phototherapy mattresses, closed cabinet incubators and radiant warmer.

“With this team we will give the users of Puntarenas a better attention and optimal service quality and therefore that newborn patients with complications will be addressed and taken care of with this team that we receive,” said Randall Alvarez, director of the hospital.

“The goal is to reduce deaths of children and newborns. We receive critical equipment. They are grateful to all Costa Ricans who donated a little money and the Active 20-30, who gave us the donation, “he added.

Not only was benefited Bishop Sanabria. The Active 20-30 Club donated to the school’s Guaria, Barranca, a play area with deck chairs, blackboards, school supplies and paint to improve the school. This donation reaches an amount of ¢ 2 billion and more than 2,000 children will benefit.

disposal of toxic substances in the Pathology Department of Hospital de Heredia.

The complaint indicates that there are problems with the ventilation system and exhaust service, causing a concentration of toxic gases.

Among them, those that release formaldehyde (the formalin in which human tissues preserved undergoing biopsies).

Inhalation, ingestion or skin contact with formaldehyde are risky for health and there is evidence that continuous exposure to the substance can cause cancer.

The complaint was provided by Carolina Centeno, one of the pathologists of the unit, who was already incapacitated three times by exposure to toxic gases.

“A month ago approximately have increased concentrations of formaldehyde gas cut

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