Funchal hospital partly isolated.

Two floors quarantined after infection by bacteria

Funchal hospital partly isolated. 1Never quoted on this blog before, the Macau Business News reports today that two floors of the Funchal Central Hospital are partially isolated and quarantined due to a bacterium identified in a patient with chronic immunodepressed pathology, according to the Health Service of Madeira (SESARAM).
On the other side of the world, but being a former Portuguese territory, they show an interest in recent development on the island, and report in detail on problems that occurred after a patient was admitted to the Orthopedics and Nephrology departments, on the 8th (west) and 6th (nascent) floors, which became contaminated.
“After the diagnosis of this situation, isolation / quarantine measures were taken in the existing services on these floors (Orthopedics, Nephrology and Urology),” SESARAM said in a statement after a Madeira Newspaper reported the case. The health authority stresses that during this period all patients admitted to the three services are screened – a total of 58 patients.
The bacterium is Klebsiella Pneumoniae Carbapenemase (KPC) and the patient has a long history of hospitalisation in different hospital units outside the Autonomous Region of Madeira. “Thus, it was decided that there would be no new admissions of patients on the floors concerned and that the measures of safety and infection control are being implemented in order to minimise the effects on hospitalised users and professionals,” the statement said.
SESARAM indicates that according to the recommended safety measures, visits will be limited to one visitor per patient, with a maximum stay of 30 minutes. “The safety of professionals and visitors is safeguarded through compliance with the protection measures stipulated,” said the statement, adding that in recent years “several cases” of KPC have occurred in the country. SESARAM has so far never registered a bacterium of this strain.

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