Mexico City announces massive COVID-19 testing plan
Claudia Sheinbaum details that they plan to apply 100,000 tests monthly since July in the country's capital
The government of Mexico City is preparing to do 100,000 COVID-19 tests monthly starting next month as part of the "COVID-19 Case Detection, Protection and Protection Program and its Contacts", which was presented by the Head of Government Claudia Sheinbaum.
He explained that more than 2,700 are contemplated per day, that is to say, 145% more than the current average , since now only 1,100 are performed per day.
The general director of the Digital Agency for Public Innovation, Eduardo Clark, explained that, in order to reach the goal of 100,000 tests every month starting in July, the necessary supplies are already being obtained.
The local president also presented five axes of the program : the first consists of a house-to-house information campaign to protect and protect others from COVID-19 , and for this purpose, five thousand brigades made up of citizen participation servers and from the mayoralties.
The second axis is an early care protocol (guiding patients to arrive earlier at the hospital), work carried out in coordination with the National Institute of Nutrition and the UNAM Faculty of Medicine, which includes training for general practitioners and nurses from Private pharmacies, in addition to monitoring for health monitoring: use of an oximeter to assess oxygenation levels in the blood as a means of detecting the disease.
The third axis is the modification of the SMS system and its different routes: detection and protection, which has early attention to cases that can become serious, specifically with people with comorbidities. It will also seek to strengthen the telemedicine pathways for Locatel and 911 medical personnel; and to channel suspicious cases in a timely manner to carry out a test in Sedesa's 117 health centers.
Sheinbaum Pardo highlighted that the increase in the daily testing capacity is carried out in coordination with the Federal Government , which includes IMSS , ISSSTE, the Navy, the National Defense and the CCINSHAE, in addition to the fact that the tests will be carried out in specific laboratories dedicated to processing the results to decrease the waiting time and it is sought that the maximum delivery time is three days.
Google translation from Informador.