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Chile requires private health care to expand the number of beds in order to treat critical cases of coronavirus

May 20, 2020

The Chilean government released a new regulation earlier this Tuesday, requiring the private health service to expand its number of beds to treat critical cases of coronavirus before June 15 after announcing a new record of daily cases and deaths. which already borders on 50,000 positives and registers more than 500 deceased.

“This is not a request, but an order that emerges from the health alert. We will review it daily to ensure that it is followed,” Health Minister Jaime Mañalich told the press, adding that 20 percent of this increase should be made by May 24 be finished.

“It is a significant increase, but it is quite possible,” Mañalich said during the daily equilibrium about the situation of the pandemic in Chile, the latest figures of which provide “very worrying” data after the record increase. of cases.

Chile requires private health care to expand the number of beds in order to treat critical cases of coronavirus
Chile requires private health care to expand the number of beds in order to treat critical cases of coronavirus

With this measure, the government of La Moneda hopes to achieve a total of 720 beds with mechanical respiratory masks after 95 percent of the capacity of the health centers in the most affected metropolitan region of Santiago has already been used. because of the pandemic.