The deputy director of the Calderón Guardia commented that other services were also enabled in the new East Tower.
For example, on the third floor, work began to attend to women who are going to give birth and who are positive for COVID-19. There are 3 delivery rooms equipped with the latest technology and infrastructure. In addition, once the babies are born, the mothers are transferred to one of the new beds located on the fourth floor of that building.
Additionally, services that support the entire hospital came into operation, such as the Radiology and Medical Imaging Service, which has 6 X-ray rooms, a room for fluoroscopy procedures (a technique to obtain images in real time using X-rays of the internal structures of the patients) 2 tomography rooms, 1 ortho pantograph for dental studies, 5 ultrasound rooms, 3 mammography rooms (one of them with state-of-the-art equipment to perform biopsies) and a room for densitometry, which will allow measuring the amount of calcium in the bones and will enable the diagnosis of osteoporosis.
The Newborn Service, for its part, has the latest technology for the care of these patients, whether they began their life in this health center or in the different maternity wards of the country and that for different reasons they merit hospitalization.
This tower also has a support service such as: clothing, nutrition, pharmacy, administrative and nursing.
ONCE THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY IS OVER
The hospital authorities indicated that, once the COVID-19 pandemic ends, the infrastructure of the new tower will be used for the care of patients of various specialties, including: surgeries, gynecology and obstetrics.
For this, the internment floors will be redistributed, allowing the health center to expand the resolution capacity and recovering a total of 208 beds for the care of patients in the area of assignment of this health center.
With this building, 1.5 million inhabitants of our country will benefit, from both metropolitan health areas and the hospitals of Cartago, Limón, Guápiles and Turrialba.