The president of the Dominican Medical College, Waldo Ariel Suero this Friday asked President Danilo Medina to take urgent measures to mitigate the advance of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
“This request is documented in the great advance that the disease has had in recent weeks and that as of yesterday, the last bulletin showed about 1,220 cases and thirteen deaths in 24 hours, figures that are really worrying,” he reported.
He said that the President of the Republic must act urgently and not cross his arms, “the CMD asked him earlier this week to resume the state of emergency and intervene in some provinces such as Santo Domingo, Santiago and other areas affected by the pandemic “
“It is painful to see how the patients take between 3 and 4 weeks to have a PCR test to determine if they have COVID-19 or not; patients fight for space in the crowded ICU. Many people are dying and the epidemic continues to advance in gigantic steps. There is a national cry with all this problem, “he explained.
¨ We cannot continue with our arms crossed. The economy cannot be above the life of any Dominican. The operations being carried out by the Ministry of Public Health in the neighborhoods are not giving results. There is an urgent need for a national meeting of different actors to participate to find a solution or an alternative to alleviate the progress of this disease. The situation is really dire ”, he added.
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