Ribera Medical Center plans isolation ward for Covid treatment
Lakeside’s newest private hospital will undertake modifications to ensure any Covid patients are separate from the hospital
Ribera Medical Center will add an isolation ward.
Patrick O’Heffernan, Ajijic. Ribera Medical Center announced this week in its newsletter that its Board of Directors and owners have recognized the urgent need for Covid-19 treatment and decided to modify the hospital to provide an isolation ward which can be used for Covid 19 treatment.
RMC’s related facility, Chapala Med, currently offers Covid-19 Respiratory rehabilitation to those now recovering from COVID and not contagious., provided by Jalisco’s premier Covid respiratory therapist Paulo Gonzalez.
RMC Medical Director Dr. Santiago Hernández , M.D. , told Laguna in a phone interview that an isolation ward will have to operate independently with its own entrance, staff, and equipment, Covid patients will not be allowed to come to the ward through the hospital, but will have to enter directly into the ward through a separate, safe entrance, and remain in the ward, completely separate from the rest of the hospital. RMC, Lakeside’s newest hospital, is located at 153 Libramiento in Ajijic, across from the Hotel and Condos Lago de Chapala El Dorado.
Dr. Hérnandez said that modifications will take some time and will have to be inspected and approved. The progress of the ward will be covered in future newsletters, along with information regarding the Covid treatment protocols. He recommends that as the hospital releases treatment information, people should add it to their medical history and emergency files at home.