The modules can be used to perform triage outside of hospitals and prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Central Hospital of San Isidro (photo) will receive the first one tomorrow Credit: Kindness

When he heard President Alberto Fernández announce the start of the

quarantine for the new coronavirus

, the real estate developer

Alexander Furst

he felt he had to do something. “I thought: I can’t be out of all this,” he recalls, in dialogue with

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After talking with colleagues and well-known doctors, he concluded that the health system was going to need considerably more than supplies for health centers. This is how the initiative to build

hospital modules

so that institutions can use them to make

triage

(evaluating patients to prioritize care) outside their facilities and preventing infections as a result of healthy and sick people all sharing a guard together. “Starting to buy or produce chinstraps would have been nice, but this is ours, what we know how to do,” adds Furst, who also speaks on behalf of his colleagues.

Roberto Sambrizzi, Gabriel Zandperl, Santiago Egurza and Lucas Salvatore

.

To get the funds they need to make them, entrepreneurs hope to obtain financing through donations. With this objective, they established an alliance with the NGO COAS and thus the campaign was born

Let’s add space. Let’s add Health

. “Donations are channeled through COAS, which releases the funds per completed module,” explains Furst.


Employees work on the assembly of the module
Employees work on the assembly of the module Credit: Kindness

At the moment details are being finalized for tomorrow to open

the first of them at the Central Hospital of San Isidro

. At the moment, they plan to deliver another module in the Boulogne area, in a health center also dependent on the Hospital de San Isidro; two in Vicente López, two in La Matanza, one in Moreno and one in Morón. “Interested hospitals contact us. All we ask is that

promise to give you a profit

once the pandemic has ended. And in case they desist from their use, they donate them to some school institution, “adds the businessman.

The modules are made of steel and vinyl flooring. They measure 90 square meters and are delivered prepared to make the necessary divisions inside. They are produced in a plant in Moreno, which has the capacity to carry out two per day. The cost value is $ 4 million final each, delivered with two air conditioners and all electrical installation.

In 12-hour shifts, the operators work to assemble a module at the Central Hospital of San Isidro

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How to donate:

Current Account in Pesos N °: 00005 21/0

Owner: COAS Social Action Cooperator

city ​​Bank

CBU: 0290000100000000052100

Also through Mercado Pago por:

www.rsecovidargentina.com

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