SEH pre­pa­res for emer­g­en­cy aid rush

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

As al­ways the pe­o­p­le at the Emer­g­en­cy Room (ER) of the Aca­de­mic Hos­pi­tal Paramaribo (AZP) ex­pect ma­ny ‘vi­si­tors’ in the last week of the year and the first week of the new year. That is why they ha­ve star­ted pre­pa­ring so that they can help eve­ry­bo­dy as fast as pos­si­ble.

Du­ring this bu­sy pe­ri­od the­re will be 21 phy­si­cians and 25 nur­ses on du­ty at the ER. “The­re are al­so en­ough part-ti­mers who are just a call away,” said Mi­reya Ro­dri­gu­ez, ac­ting head at the SEH. The­re are 23 beds at the ER. 21 are for adults and 2 are for mi­nors. The­re are al­so 3 me­di­cal tre­at­ment rooms. The ER re­cei­ves ma­ny pe­o­p­le who ha­ve been in­vol­ved in a traf­fic ac­ci­dent but it al­so gets vi­sits from pe­o­p­le who ha­ve had a stro­ke or who ha­ve been in­ju­red with a sharp ob­ject. The ER usu­al­ly gets about 110 pa­tients per day but du­ring the Christ­mas ho­li­days the­re we­re mo­re pa­tients. On December 25, the­re we­re 170 pa­tients at the ER and on December 26 the­re we­re 153.

Ro­dri­quez poin­ted out that the­re are al­so pe­o­p­le who could ha­ve just go­ne to their fa­mi­ly doc­tor. The ER is the­re­fo­re ur­ging pe­o­p­le who do not ha­ve a se­rious in­ju­ry to plea­se go to their fa­mi­ly doc­tor so that the ER can fo­cus its at­ten­ti­on on the ur­gent ca­ses.

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