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Salud Siglo XXI: our fight against Covid-19 in Chile

The teams at this Sacyr company have enabled the Hospital Regional de Antofagasta to operate normally during the pandemic

The teams at Salud Siglo XXI, the Grupo Sacyr company responsible for running the Hospital Regional de Antofagasta (HRA), in the north of Chile, have been recognized for their hard work and dedication during the pandemic. In spite of the difficult circumstances, these workers have ensured that the region’s main health facility continues to operate normally, offering the best care to more than 600 thousand users.

Paola Méndez, head of the Cleaning Service at Salud Siglo XXI, said “we are working to keep the hospital running in the best possible conditions, because when they move a Covid-19 patient from one area to another, we have to disinfect everything”. 

Clinical Waste Services

Another of the battle fronts against Covid-19 in the hospital is the Clinical Waste Services area. Javier Ruiz, an operator in this area, highlights that “we receive lots of laboratory waste: we get Covid samples to be disposed of”.

Finally, Camila Sandoval, supervisor of this service, checks every weekend that the disposal of clinical waste complies with all the necessary protection measures for workers and health staff.

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