SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 22 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Canarian Health Service (SCS), through the El Hierro Health Area Directorate, has reinforced the healthcare capacities of the Hospital Nuestra Señora de Los Reyes to cover a possible increase in healthcare demand due to the arrival of migrants. to the Island. To this end, an area close to the Emergency Department has been set up with the capacity to accommodate ten beds and a field hospital has been installed.
The field hospital has been located in the area adjacent to the hospital center and has a capacity for twelve stretchers. It is a device from the Canary Islands Emergency Service to provide care response in emergency cases and its use is expected to be for assessment and pre-admission.
The Health Services Management of El Hierro has this resource as one more element of the contingency plan planned by the health area in the event of a possible increase in demand for assistance from migrants arriving on the Island.
Both measures are reinforcement in case it is necessary to have more care resources than those available at the hospital center for its reference population, although, at this time, it has not been necessary to occupy the internal support area or the external field hospital.
From the Ministry of Health they remember that attention to the migrant population corresponds to the Ministry of the Interior and that the SCS collaborates due to the lack of state resources and the need to care for the people who arrive daily in cayuco, hence the Government of the Canary Islands insists on the need to receive the necessary resources to provide the welcome and assistance that is required at all times.
The SCS has reinforced the island’s professional teams to maintain and guarantee health care given the frequency of the arrival of migrants to this island.
In this way, the troops have been reorganized to reinforce and guarantee health care for the island’s population as well as assistance to people who arrive in canoes or boats. In total, so far six more personnel have joined the Health Services Management of El Hierro, who have experience in caring for migrants.