With 60% positivity, the Tartagal hospital lacks resources for testing

The news from different parts of the province continues regarding how they are facing the third wave of coronavirus, repeating the panorama of the saturation of Salta in the test sites, wanting to know if they are carriers or not of the disease.

In that sense in the Tartagal hospital they are with a high demand for swabss, with many people asking to be tested but also with very limited resources to do these studies, not to mention the increase in the positivity of infections.

In dialogue with the environment VideoTar the head of the epidemiological area of ​​the Juan Domingo Perón hospital in Tartagal, the lawyer Carlos Leaplaza expanded the details, first indicating that he was going to stop swabbing all the people who were going to require it, practicing the study to extreme or priority cases, as indicated the new Health regulations.

“On the third day of this week, in two days more than 300 tests were carried out; we are like the province with very limited resources, so decisions are being made to prioritize people who are hospitalized or with serious symptoms, over 60, comorbidities or suspicious symptoms, having few resources, “said the professional.

As he added, this is a determination of the health management of the hospital. “We have a large number of positives, we speak of more than 60% of the positive tests of which we are doing ”, he shared the figure with which, in addition to confirming a community circulation, the epidemiological criterion of confirmation is applied without testing and by nexus.

Something that the lawyer commented is that this saturation in the demand for swabs also came from some jobs where they asked workers to present the study to appear for their positions. “We had people without symptoms and that is why we have had a significant saturation ”, he stressed.


“Of 10 people who are with symptoms, 6 sure they are already positive, that is why we implement confirmation by clinical epidemiological criteria “


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