They declare a red hospital alert for dengue in Cartagena | THE UNIVERSAL

After the high number of dengue cases and the high occupancy of pediatric beds, the District Administrative Department of Health (Dadis) declared a red alert for this disease in Cartagena. (Read here: “Mommy, pray for me”: 6-year-old girl who died of dengue)

With this the following protocol is activated:

1. It is prohibited to return patients with dengue-related symptoms from health centers without first ruling out the disease.

2. It will be mandatory that the EPS do not delay the authorization of services.

3. The IPS must set up a hydration room for all people with suspected dengue.

4. Ambulances must be at the disposal of the Emergency, Emergency and Disaster Regulatory Center (CRUE) at all times.

Additionally, Dadis will be making inspection and control visits to verify the possibility of expanding pediatric hospital beds.

So far 3,338 cases of dengue have been reported in Cartagena and 21 deaths, of which eight have been confirmed, nine are under study and four have been ruled out.

Regarding hospital occupancy, intensive care is found in 97%, intermediate care in 98% and general hospitalization in 84%.

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