Fumigan URACCAN facilities at Bilwi compound
MINSA worker during the fumigation day at the Bilwi compound.
Neylin Calderon

Interinstitutional articulation between URACCAN and MINSA

As a way to prevent winter-era diseases, the Ministry of Health (MINSA) held a fumigation day at URACCAN facilities in its Bilwi compound, in addition to continuing to implement protection and control measures for the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Dr. Luis Manuel Solís Pinell, Responsible for Epidemiology of the Ernesto Hodgson Polyclinic of Bilwi, the university is one of the areas that most agglomerate population, therefore, from the MINSA and in coordination with the area of Hygiene and Occupational Safety of the enclosure, efforts have been articulated to carry out a permanent fumigation plan and thus prevent the spread of such disease (COVID-19) "in addition to all other measures that are being implemented in the college campus," he said.

The state official also explained that chlorine is being used at the national level "as a disinfectant par excellence in these disinfection activities that we (MINSA) are carrying out."

Assessments on university-MINSA coordination

Finally, Dr. Solís stated that during this year 2020 coordinations between URACCAN and MINSA have been successful, not only work plans have been implemented by the COVID-19 pandemic, but by other diseases affecting the Buenos Aires population.

"We are always in full communication and mutual support, both the university and the Ministry of Health coordinate to operate some activities that have to do with issues of prevention, health promotion and particularly on issues such as malaria and now with this coronavirus we continue to strengthen relations and interinstitutional support between the two units," the epidemiologist explained.