Coronavirus. UNAM withdraws its inmates of hospitals for lack of training and safety


The Faculty of Medicine, UNAM decided to separate its internal of the venues clinics in the country, because hospitals do not have protective equipment sufficient to to protect studentsand because they’ve not been trained to address the emergency Covid-19.

“The Faculty of Medicine takes the decision to separate the internal of the venues for clinics from 6 April to the 30th of April, at which time it will assess again the situation.”

In a document signed by the head of the Secretariat of Clinical Teaching, Medical Internship and Social Service of the faculty, Ana Elena Limon-Rojas, specifies that it will be the UNAM who will train the internal undergraduate on Covid-19, in addition to continue with the academic program.

“Once the inmates have the training specific Covid-19 and that have the conditions of security and protection, we will evaluate your return to internship undergraduate in the health institutions”.

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The university authorities have warned that in a variety of venues to which you are sent their students, we have repeated the situation that these institutions do not have sufficient protection for the inmates.

“In many cases the inmates are taking actions that do not correspond to them, without the protection and proper training, a situation that is repeated in different locations despite the good will of the educational authorities of the hospitals and that responds to that do not have protective equipment sufficient for the inmates.”

UNAM conducts the degree of Doctor Surgeon also on the Faculties of Higher Studies (FES) Iztacala and Saragossa; so far, none of the two entities has been added to this determination.

The FES Zaragoza said in a statement that it has been tracking its students of Nursing and Medical Surgeon who are doing their internships and social service, and visited health institutions to verify that their students are not rotating or providing service in areas of risk.

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Neither the clinics nor the hospitals nor the health care workers are prepared for the next entrance to the phase 3 by the Coronavirus 2019considered medical residents and interns working in public hospitals in the country, revealed the collective Doctors in Training, integrated by the National Assembly of Medical Residents, the Mexican Association of Doctors in Training and we don.

In a questionnaire answered by more than 4 thousand 670 interns, interns and residents in the country, 69% of physicians in training said they were exposed to, or assigned to areas critical to the care of patients with Covid-19.

“On the positive side, 7 out of every 10 physicians surveyed received any training in the field of protection (30%), attention (36%) and the isolation of infected patients (8%). On the negative side, the 94% of people surveyed considered that neither the clinics or hospitals where they work, or they themselves, are prepared to face pandemic”, says the report.

In addition, almost all (95%) of doctors in training responded it did not have the material necessary for its protection; and that in the hospitals where they work make lack alcohol, gowns, mask, masks N95, gloves, hand sanitizers, soap, gauze, and both goggles or safety glasses.

“We’re told by the bosses that they have protocols, which have inputs but do not respect these protocols or deliver the supplies,” says one of the students who participated in the study Doctors in training are exposed to the Covid-19 developed by the Collective of Doctors in Training.

“The authorities in my headquarters believe that already by passing information, it is giving training,” reports another.

In the country in 2018 were registered 133 thousand students of medicine; and in that year there were around 26 thousand residents in all medical specialties.

Half of the future physicians reported that in the hospitals where they work, there are no protocols of care for patients confirmed to be Coronavirus, 2019, and that neither has been given enough training to care for them and that despite having reported the situation, have not been given a response.

“43% of respondents answered not to have protocols of care in their hospitals, and 58% answered not to have had any training for the care of suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. Similarly, in the survey of medical interns and trainees, 93% responded not having the right material to cope with the crisis. It should be noted that, the AMMEF has already filed offices, on various occasions, the Presidency of the Republic with regard to the questionable conditions in which working doctors in training”.


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