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Planes land with 22 tons of medical supplies for state to tend to Phase 3

Chetumal, Q.R. — Approximately 22 tons of medical equipment has arrived in several army planes as part of the Plan DN-III for the state. Governor Carlos Joaquín continues to face Phase 3 of the health emergency with hospital expansion and additional supplies.

The state of Quintana Roo has received 22 tons of equipment and supplies for hospital care by the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena). The supplies will be distributed to medical facilities throughout the state to help during the country’s Phase 3.

Carlos Joaquín has announced that one of the three mobile hospitals for Covid-19 installed in the Jesús Kumate Rodríguez General Hospital parking lot of Cancun is now ready, adding that in the next few days, the remaining two will be opening.

To provide better care in Playa del Carmen, Carlos Joaquín reported the conversion of a building near the General Hospital, which will offer approximately 190 beds. In Cozumel, the hospital transformation will have 30 exclusive beds for patients with Covid-19.

In the municipal seat of Tulum, the new community hospital is being enabled, which will be headed by Sedena and include 30 hospital beds and 20 for intensive care.

In Othón P. Blanco, there are two public hospital units, the new Oncology Hospital and the Military Hospital where exclusive care will be given to people with Covid-19. There are 65 beds that have been assigned through Sedena for coronavirus care, of which 45 are intensive care.

Governor Carlos Joaquín highlighted that he signed an agreement with the director general of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), Zoé Robledo Aburto, so that if necessary, the IMSS can attend to people who are without benefits.