From very early on, the health professionals of the CES Clinic began to pass one by one, on February 27, 2021, to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
In the midst of an alliance between the Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine and the CES Clinic, the application of the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine to the first 540 professionals who are in the first line of care of the pandemic in the institution began.
And it is that 2020 was a year that challenged the CES Clinic to demonstrate its commitment to patients, quality service and the responsibility of human talent, capable of overcoming adversity, adapting to circumstances and continuing to provide humanized care and safe.
The administrative and health personnel joined efforts from the work, the decision-making and the acquisition of resources in order to comply with the government guidelines for the provision of services, reaching the expansion of the installed capacity of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU); the implementation of the Intermediate Respiratory Care Unit (UCRI); the adaptation of the emergency service and the linking of specialists and professionals, to face the health emergency caused by COVID-19.
Thanks to this work, the CES Clinic has achieved a high quality human, ethical and scientific care for more than 1,200 patients with a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, of which 1,105 have overcome the disease.
To respond to the challenges of the pandemic, without affecting the care of patients with other pathologies, the institution also implemented the telemedicine service in 16 specialties, achieving 4,200 consultations the previous year.
This year, the Clinic will continue working to respond to the demands that the health emergency imposed on them, without neglecting the projects they have in order to achieve High Quality Accreditation in Health.