The government of El Salvador continues to strengthen the national network of hospitals, a job that is among the priorities, and that is accompanied by modern equipment for optimal care for Salvadoran residents.
The lack of decent infrastructure to care for patients and the urgent need for equipment and furniture in the network of hospitals, which had deteriorated due to years of neglect, were part of the main problems that directly affected the population in terms of health.
State-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, hemodialysis units to care for kidney patients, modern operating rooms, incubator machines, and anesthesia machines are part of the state-of-the-art technology acquired by the government, adding to the 100% change in hospital beds and the improvement in the infrastructure of the country’s 31 hospitals.
«Currently, all hospitals are innovating with high-tech equipment, as in the case of Bloom Hospital, which, for the first time in history, has an Angiographer, which is in the process of being installed and training staff for its operation» — explained the authorities.
They added that the rest of the hospitals are acquiring equipment such as: C-Arms for the operating room, Doppler, vital sign monitors, and high-frequency ventilators for intensive care units, among others.
They highlighted that El Salvador has the only hospital specialized in the care of patients with COVID-19 and a modern National Biological Center with the capacity to store 16 million vaccines, the largest in the region.
The authorities reiterated that health continues to be a priority for the current administration, and that, despite the pandemic, efforts are still being made to guarantee it to the population.