Local January 26, 2023 | 9:30 am

The SNS admits that security in hospitals is weak

Source: Diario Libre

Mario Lama, the executive director of the National Health Service (SNS), admitted that security in the country’s hospitals must be addressed. “Safety in hospitals is an issue that practically shows that there are some weaknesses, as in everything,” Mario Lama said when asked about a newborn abduction at the San Lorenzo de Los Mina Maternal and Child Hospital. He recalled that some of the security flaws in hospitals were revealed when health personnel was attacked by people who broke into those facilities.

“You have seen how some doctors, nurses, and health personnel have been attacked in the course of their duties on multiple occasions,” Lama said. However, he stated that in many cases, both health personnel and citizens fail to comply with established security control measures, for which he requested collaboration to produce improvements. “We must continue to strengthen the security system, but this requires a lot of collaboration, even from citizens themselves, because access controls do not always want to comply with them and the same health personnel.”

He considered that the incident that occurred in the Los Mina maternity hospital teaches us that we must work on the issue, that work is already beginning to produce improvements, and that plans will be implemented. Despite not having offered figures, the official affirmed that in this management the health centers have assigned to their protection a greater number of police officers than before. Still, that part must continue to be improved.


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January 26, 2023 4:11 pm

in DR you need security to protect security, its called “insecurity”…??….12 thousand pesos per month…six days a week, 12 hour shifts… after three shifts they go home backwards….security…ahha…ok ? …!!!

Paul Tierney
January 27, 2023 9:13 am

This is annoying when there are simple tools in the market to protect against infant snatching. Bands having reusable anti theft tags similar to those used in stores could be worn by infants. Tag sensors could be placed at particular locations in the hospitals to alert when an activated tag passes through.