The director of the National Health Service (SNS), Mario Lama, put into operation, for the first time, the Intensive Care Unit for Neurosurgery Patients (ICU Neuro) at the Salvador B. Gautier Hospital.
Dr. Lama explained that with the start-up of the specialized management unit for pre- and post-surgical neurosurgery and otorhinolaryngology users, the improvement projects being carried out in the health sector are being continued.
He specified that, to enable the area, the SNS delivered a portable digital X-ray equipment, four intensive care beds with handrails, scales and special positioning functions, a crash cart, a defibrillator with monitor and external paddles, four vital signs monitors, a two-field negatoscope and two adult pediatric ventilators, equipment valued at DR 7,920,515.15.
“I would like to congratulate the authorities of the center for this initiative, according to data, more than ten years ago an attempt was made to enable the service and it remained a trial, but today, thanks to your interest, it is a fact”, emphasized Lama.
He also assured that during the administration of President Luis Abinader, the Salvador B. Gautier Hospital has allocated more than US$1.5 million to the hospital. Gautier Hospital, more than 350 million pesos have been allocated in equipment, electrical power readjustment and refurbishment of prioritized areas and another DR 100 million are contemplated for this year 2024.
Meanwhile, the director of the Regional Metropolitan Health Service (SRSM), Edisson Féliz Féliz, emphasized that, with the strengthening works at the Gautier, it has become the clinical-surgical hospital with the highest resolution capacity in the Metropolitan region.
Meanwhile, Armando Holguin, director of the health center, explained that the new unit will be managed by four specialists in intensive care and critical medicine, highly qualified doctors for the management of effective treatments that guarantee the care of the patient during his rehabilitation.
He also stated that the UCINeuro will add four beds to the intensive care services, so that the Salvador Gautier Hospital now has 15 beds for this service. He also indicated that the unit will help reduce the waiting list for complex tumors and will increase the number of neurosurgical interventions.