30 March 2020 – Hotel facilities used to transfer patients with symptoms

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health (leading)
Panamanian hotel association (implementing)

Overview: The government is making use of hotel facilities to transfer patients with Covid-19 and apply a closer monitoring and evaluation protocol to be alert to the symptoms they present. The measure that seeks not to saturate the capacity of health centers support those patients that given their life conditions are not able to keep the social distancing measures, others that have symptoms and are on a stable condition, this will allow the health authorities to monitor and transfer affected patiets promptly if the get complicated.
Full details here: https://www.prensa.com/salud-ciencia/pacientes-en-hoteles-hospitales-deben-permanecer-al-menos-un-mes-en-cuarentena/

Type of Justification: No justification given