Reinforce the Intermediate Therapy Unit, George Duez Hospital, Sucre municipality.

Reinforce the Intermediate Therapy Unit, George Duez Hospital, Sucre municipality.

Bolivia

Background information

The health crisis in Bolivia, as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected many families, mainly men, women, adolescents and children with limited resources and precarious socioeconomic conditions in semi-urban districts with migrants settled in the Sucre municipality and the surrounding rural areas.

 

Therefore, this proposal aims to safeguard the right to health care for the Sucre population to reduce new COVID-19 cases and care for COVID-19 patients at the George Duez hospital center which is under the aegis of the IPTK in the Sucre municipality.

Location

Sucre Municipality

Local partner

IPTK (Tomás Katari Polytechnic Institute)

Goals

Overall Goal: Help reduce the mortality rate as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Sucre municipality.

Specific Goal: Safeguard the right to health care for COVID-19 patients at the George Duez Hospital and raise the awareness of the population regarding the pandemic.

Target population

(1,948 women, 1,663 men, 1,090 adolescents and 299 children).

Project duration

Budget

Financing

TAU, Ay. Oñati (€11.250)

Activities:

  • Operating intermediate therapy equipment at the George Duéz Hospital.

  • Organizing management and maintenance workshops on intermediate therapy equipment.

  • Supplying biosafety material to medical and nursing staff.

  • Providing medical care to patients affected by the pandemic and their referral to other hospitals when in critical condition.

  • Referring and counter-referring COVID-19 patients to other health centers with intermediate therapy units.

  • Composing and disseminating radio jingles for health care services and raising awareness of the local population regarding health care of the COVID-19 pandemic victims.

Skills

Posted on

7 October 2020

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