The Hospital Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia will enable, starting Monday, March 30, an exclusive consultation line for inquiries about COVID-19, with hours from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9: 00 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon.
The medical center will make the telephone number 2212-1492 available to the general public so that interested persons can call if they have any concerns about the disease COVID-19.
The consultation line will be attended by health professionals during the time it takes for the national emergency. The idea arises from the need for people to access first-hand information based on scientific and official facts.
According to Dr. Taciano Lemos Pires, General Director of the hospital, the staff of the health center is very committed to the subject, “it is vital to look for alternatives that are not related to close contact between people, this in order to guide the population and inform them correctly on the subject ”, detailed the doctor.
For his part, Dr. Pedro Pereiras Alvarez, deputy director of the hospital, indicated that additionally and as an added bonus to this initiative, the service will be provided in a bilingual (Spanish-English) manner in order to expand the range of care coverage to all people who require it.
Both authorities agree that in this time a series of innovative methodologies have emerged and, on the other hand, there is commitment, decision and professionalism of the social security officials, to continue with the attention of the insured and provide information on the situation. COVID -19