| To adapt it to the new needs derived from the Covid | The works that are being carried out in the Emergency area of ??the Virgen del Castillo de Yecla hospital will adapt the facilities to the new needs derived from the Covid19 and will expand its surface by more than 200 meters.The Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Andrés Torrente, visited the remodeling works today together with the mayor of Yecla, Marcos Ortuño, the manager of the Murcian Health Service, Asensio López, and the manager of the Altiplano Health area, Francisco Soriano.Thus, the Emergency area will finally have 743 meters by expanding its current surface of 511 square meters, by 232 meters.
In this way, the safety of both users and professionals will be guaranteed by enabling a double circuit for Covid and non-Covid patients.
The Ministry of Health has invested 415,000 euros in these works, whose completion is scheduled for next February.In addition, the comprehensive reform works of the Pathological Anatomy Service have already been completed, which have allowed its expansion, for which Health invested about 220,000 euros.The hospital has reinforced its staff with 85 professionals, including doctors, nurses, assistants, pharmacists, and orderlies, among others, to face the demand for care caused by the pandemic.
Health has also strengthened Primary Care in this area by hiring 18 professionals from various categories.