Friday , October 22 2021

RABIA HUMANA – SNS investigates protocol compliance in cases of human rabies


The National Health Service (NHS) said it is investigating health staff adherence to the protocol established for patients arriving at health centers for animal bites and, if negligence is proven, place measures will be applied.

SNS director Chanel Rosa Chupany said the rabies vaccine is available in the Provincial Health Directives (DPS) that supply the major hospitals.

He specified that before a case of animal bite should apply a vaccination scheme consisting of several doses during the first 28 days, perform laboratory tests and monitor the animal.

"Therefore, in addition to medical assistance, the cases must be immediately and mandatory informed to the DPS to start a joint work," he explained.

He added that hospital epidemiology departments work in conjunction with DPS in communities to conduct vaccination days for domestic animals.

Chanel Rosa Chupany said the supply of rabies vaccine will be strengthened due to cases that have been detected and clarified that currently it is available in major health centers including Robert Reid Cabral, Hugo Mendoza, Admiral, Hacienda Estrella, Boca Chica, Villa Mella and in interior centers of the country, in addition to the DPS warehouses.

The head of the SNS said that, on the recommendation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO), it was decided to eliminate the verticality of the anti-rabies program so that it is not concentrated in one place, but vaccines are available in several centers. The work of health and prevention is constant in all the communities of the country.

In the recent case

The five-year-old boy with symptoms of rabies, from Pedernales, hospitalized since Thursday at the Robert Reid Cabral Hospital, remains on Saturday in an induced coma, but in stable condition, is attended by a multidisciplinary team of experts and waits in the next few hours, of laboratory results sent to Atlanta.

The family receives psychological help and the procedures performed in the minor have their approval.

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