A hotel in Ciego de Ávila converted into a pediatric hospital

The environment of the place is calm and guarantees privacy for patients and companions. Photo: Ailén Castilla Padrón / Invasor.

When the Ciego de Ávila hotel became a pediatric hospital, the spiral of COVID-19 infections in the province had ruined any prognosis and daily reports amounted to 1,000 positive cases. Then, the news became a balm against worries and the little ones were admitted to a center with all the comfort and attention required.

With a capacity for 226 patients, from August 3 to date, around 2,000 children under the age of 13 have here overcome the symptoms of the disease with favorable outcomes and moderate symptoms.

They have not lacked the appropriate medicine, the constant review by doctors and nurses, and the dedication of the 85 hotel workers who changed their uniform for the green coat, As long as the routine flowed smoothly. Nobody would confuse a hospital with a hotel, but in this case the terms are similar and that is a positive influence to achieve quality care.

Tiring work shifts, between the visitation pass and the administration of medications. Photo: Ailén Castilla Padrón / Invasor.

Checking the daily evolution of the little ones is essential. Photo: Ailén Castilla Padrón / Invasor.

Since 3 August to date, around 2,000 children under the age of 13 have overcome the symptoms of the disease here. Photo: Ailén Castilla Padrón / Invasor.

Update medical records, part of the work day. Photo: Ailén Castilla Padrón / Invasor.

Stabilization cubicle, in which oxygen and essential medicines are guaranteed in case of emergency. Photo: Ailén Castilla Padrón / Invasor.

(Taken from Invasive)

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