The deputy minister of Health, Hugo López-Gatell, said at a press conference that this week it will arrive to Mexico with a cargo of articles for medical protection from China, which is estimated to cover the shortages reported in several hospitals in the country to face the pandemic.
In this sense, Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE), announced the departure of an airplane from Shanghai, China, loaded with equipment protection for doctors who treat the coronavirus.
Through its Twitter account, the official explained that the flight of Aeromexico would be landing in the country next Wednesday. He mentioned that the shipment was under the supervision of Carlos Varela, Paulino, Consul attached to the city and Mario Resendiz Orosa, manager of the documentation.
“Carlos Varela and the Consul Resendiz verified in additional protective equipment for the doctors and nurses purchased in China with the support of the government of that country friend. In the first hour of morning off special flight of Aeromexico to Shanghai to have you all here on Wednesday!!!”, he wrote the official.
For his part, Lopez-Gatell said doctors, nurses and staff to area of health to use the equipment of protection properly.
In this way he said that the scarcity of the material in hospitals is due to that the computers are being used by staff who do not need it; for example, surgical masks N-95 should be used only by personnel who are directly in contact with cases of coronavirus.
The assistant secretary stated that once you start on the highest peak of infection, the medical staff shall enter into a level of stress high, so I sent him a recognition, as “you will be a key piece to defend the country”.
Due to the foregoing, the purchase was made to China of supplies and teams of medical protection necessary for to meet the demands of doctors and professionals that will face the epidemic.
Gatell recognized that the acquisition of supplies was difficult, as the majority of factories of that country are just resuming its production after the start of the pandemic.
Similarly, undersecretary of prevention and health promotion, reported on the progress of the COVID-19 in Mexico and specified that up to the time they go 2 thousand 143 cases, that is to say 253 cases more than in the past, and 94 deaths, 15 in 24 hours.
On the progress of the disease in the country, mentioned that they expect to not reach the situation of the united States and Italy, where the number of infections they are about to collapse various hospitals. He reiterated that the main measure is “stay at home”.
He also informed that in the country the probability of dying by COVID-19 is very low, less than 1%; however, in the the first week of may is expected to the highest peak of the infection, Mexico being a country with large statistics of chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, which could accelerate the lethality of the coronavirus.
In addition, Lopez-Gatell said that given the curve epidemic in Mexico, expected to be in Phase 3 within a time of two to three weeks. And explained that when he made the declaration of it, the contagions of COVID-19 in Mexico will be higher to the current.