They will update the census of patients dependent on electricity to survive

They will update the census of patients dependent on electricity to survive

Since the most recent streak of blackouts, the Health Department will update a census of patients dependent on electric power due to the equipment they use daily to survive, while at the same time it will seek funds to provide these people with batteries and generators that guarantee that their devices will not turn off when new interruptions or light fluctuations arise.

This is what the doctor reported Carlos Diaz Velezpresident of College of Surgeonswho several days ago met with the Secretary of Health, Carlos Melladoto discuss the problems these patients face every time the electricity fails and find solutions to help them.

“We are talking about that, in Puerto Rico, there are some 200,000 people (or more) assisted by respiratory (and other types) equipment in their homes”indicated Diaz Velez.

Last Tuesday, the cardiologist chaired a press conference, along with representatives of other health organizations, to ask the government to convene a round table with health professionals and discuss how the energy crisis is affecting the health of the people, especially people with disabilities. preconditions.

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