Health March 16, 2024 | 11:07 am

Dominican Republic receives human tissue for children with severe burns

Thelma Rosario

Santo Domingo – The Dominican Republic managed a donation of 3,600 cm2 of Liolized Human Skin Tissue, donated by the Government of Mexico, to be used in caring for patients admitted to Dr. Thelma Rosario’s burn unit.

These are minors affected by severe burns during an explosion at the Salcedo carnival a week ago. This action will improve the health of patients who remain in critical condition and are admitted to the intensive care unit at the Arturo Grullón Regional Children’s Hospital in Santiago. The management was carried out through the Ministry of Public Health in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX), the National Health Service (SNS), the National Institute for Transplant Coordination (INCORT), and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Mexico.

The coordination was made with the Ministry of Health, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks, and the Authorization Commission of Mexico. The liquefied tissues were transported by the airline Aeromexico and guarded by the minister counselor, Orlando Rodriguez. They were received by the Regional Director of North Central Health, Dr. Manuel Lora, and the referred health center authorities.

This type of freeze-dried tissue is used as a temporary cover for wounds caused by burns, diabetic ulcers, varicose veins, decubitus, leprosy, and others.

Current situation
Until yesterday afternoon, the four minors admitted to the Robert Reid Cabral Hospital were taken to the conventional operating room area to be treated. Although this hospital has no burn area, care is being maximized.

Of the seven minors who were admitted to the burn unit of the Arturo Grullón hospital, one was discharged, two died, and four are in critical health conditions. The information was given by Dr. Yocasta Lara, Director of Hospitals of the National Health Service. A state of mourning and grief affected the community of Salcedo, as 19 people were injured with burns.

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Paul Tierney
March 17, 2024 4:47 pm

Gracias Mexico!.