MORE than 300 medical personnel from Son Espases Hospital in Spain’s Mallorca filled the auditorium on Tuesday, February 12 for an informative session on coronavirus.
The hospital’s medical director, Carmen Sanclemente led the conference with Jordi Reina, the head of Virology. Dr. Sion Riera, the head of the Infectious department at Son Espases also detailed how human contagion was detected in the current infected patient and how it the virus can evolve through citing different scientific journals.
Dr. Luisa Martín, the president of the Infectious Commission explained how the protocols have been adapted in accordance with orders from the Ministry of Health. Olga Hidalgo, the head of Preventive Medicine also provided information on protection measures to follow, emphasising the importance of cleaning one’s hand.
The group of medical experts decided to hold the conference due to Son Espases currently isolating an infected British patient.
Dr. Riera reassured all those that were in attendance that “we have experienced many virus epidemics and it always happens the same, the first cases are serious, the second are less and then it becomes a respiratory virus that we can adapt to.”
The talks with medical personnel will continue tomorrow where there will be a meeting with unions in the management of IB-Salut.