A few months after it was reported that Tizimín’s General Hospital is overcrowded, the situation has not changed much.
Medical personnel warned of the saturation of the San Carlos hospital a few months ago, and despite the fact that a strategy has been implemented to combat dengue fever, the panorama continues to look the same.
According to the latest reports, patients sick with dengue continue to arrive at the hospital, with most of them being children, adolescents and older adults who come for urgent care.
Both the stretchers and the wheelchairs are in a state of disarray,’ say some of the patients.
It should be noted that several patients are reported to be discharged daily from the hospital after serious cases of dengue fever, but others are admitted for urgent care, to the extent that the medical personnel have used the labor beds to put the sick patients on the floor so that they do not remain on the floor.
For their part, the medical personnel indicate that the dengue fever has already exceeded the hospital’s capacity. During the night and early morning of Wednesday, September 27 alone, the doctors did not stop attending to several patients and stabilizing them so that their platelets would rise.
In an alarming fact, the doctors of the aforementioned hospital say they are surprised by the evolution of the disease in the patients, since they are dropping faster than normal.
Dengue cases worsen
The estimated time is 6 to 7 days, however, in less than 4 days the patients get worse.
This situation is described as critical, since the virus is mutating more and more and ‘getting better’ and putting people’s lives at risk, especially those of minors.
It is worth mentioning that some IMSS patients come to this hospital because they claim that Social Security does not want to accept them until they have no bleeding.
IMSS delays care for dengue patients
Doctors at the San Carlos General hospital say that one factor in the saturation is the delay at the IMSS.
At the other clinic they have to wait almost a week to know their results.
Regarding the rumors of saturation at the General hospital in Tizimín, the Yucatán Ministry of Health indicates that care for all pathologies, including dengue, is guaranteed.