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Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo

INTEC convenes a webinar to analyze capabilities and challenges of the Health System before COVID-19

With this webinar the university will start a series of virtual meetings aimed at delving into topics of interest to society

SANTO DOMINGO. - The Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) will celebrate this Wednesday April 2020, XNUMX un Webinar with the objective of analyze the capabilities y challenges of Public Health System of the Dominican Republic to reply adequately to the pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

El virtual meeting, open to the publicis will transmitlive at 11: 00 in the morning by channel de Youtube INTEC (@INTECrd), and its educational station radio.intec.edu.do. It will have the participation of the pulmonologist Jorge Mars, medical director of the Advanced Medicine and Telemedicine Diagnostic Center (CEDIMAT) Y medical advisor to the Executive Branch; Jeffrey Lizardo, Gerent of the National Health Insurance (SENASA) Y Eduardo Cruz, president de ARS First Human, With the moderation de Eladio Pérez, coordinator of Observatory of Social Security (OSES).

Participants will address different aspects of the Dominican health system such as the epidemiological aspect, clinical management and the implications of Family Health Insurance, in light of this global health crisis.

El rector of the INTEC, Rolando M. Guzmán, indicated that the interest of the academy is crear un academic space to analyze thoroughly the situation of the national health system before him impact of COVID-19, and contribute to the identification de opportunities de Mejora y overcoming their straight.

About COVID-19

Coronaviruses are a series of highly diverse viruses so named because they have a kind of spike on the surface that resembles a corona. The vast majority of coronaviruses have been isolated from birds or mammals, especially bats. Among the Coronaviruses, serious acute respiratory syndrome (SARSCoV) emerged in 2002-2003, and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV), first detected in Saudi Arabia in 2012, and which is associated with camels. .

In December 2019, the first epidemiological alert was issued by COVID-19 in Wuhan City, China, which quickly expanded to more than 60 countries. This is the first time this strain of the virus has been identified.

In the Dominican Republic, the first case was registered on March 1, a 62-year-old Italian tourist who was in the municipality of Bayahibe. So far, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 10 nationals and until Thursday, March 26, exceeded 488 infected.

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