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The Rosales Hospital staff demanded that their biosecurity be guaranteed amidst the pandemic.
Doctors working at El Salvador's main public specialized health center, the Rosales Hospital, demanded that President Nayib Bukele's administration respect their rest hours and provide them with two-level protective equipment.
Given that the COVID-19 pandemic has already killed over 70 doctors and nurses, the Rosales Hospital Physician Union (SIMEHR) insists on the need to improve specializing medical care to both avoid further loss of professionals and achieve efficient care for patients.
Since March, the SIMEHR representatives have suggested that specialized health centers stay out of the care scheme for COVID-19 patients. This proposal, however, was not carried out, which has accelerated the health care system's collapse.
Besides being a consequence of the government's lack of understanding, that collapse reflects the lack of an "adequate, technical, and scientific leadership to face the health emergency," the SIMEHR said.