SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Sep 19 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Emergency Committee of the General Hospital of La Palma has reorganized the activity of the hospital center to respond to the emergency situation due to the volcanic eruption on the island, as reported by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands.
The Emergency Committee, meeting this Sunday afternoon, has determined to suspend, until further notice, scheduled non-urgent surgeries, outpatient consultations and visits to patients, except for those who require accompaniment at the discretion of the physician.
There will only be consultations from the specialties of Oncology, Hemodialysis, Hematology, Neurology, Allergology, Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Radiodiagnosis, those surgical interventions that cannot be postponed, emergencies or oncological care will be carried out and the services of Home Hospitalization (HADO) and rehabilitation for admitted patients.
The Emergency Committee of the Hospital de La Palma has adopted this decision on a preventive basis to guarantee the capacity of care and action of the hospital center in the event of an eventual increase in activity derived from the situation caused by the volcanic eruption that occurred today on the island. A progressive evaluation of the measures will be carried out and, once the situation has been assessed, the Committee will adopt possible changes to resume healthcare activity.
Likewise, the La Palma Health Services Management asks the population to avoid, as far as possible, trips to the General Hospital of La Palma and to contact the 112 services or their health center in the event of an emergency. near.