A total of 80 thousand users will benefit from the Camino Nuevo Barranquilla that advances in the old building of the Barranquilla Hospital, located in the San Roque neighborhood.

The new project, which is built in an area of ​​11,019 square meters without affecting the heritage building of the current Hospital, guarantees care for users who reside in the Historic Center and the southeast of the city.

The new hospital center will have a level 2 complexity, 24-hour emergency services, 8-hour external consultation and imaging, and will offer different services.

In addition, it will have two procedure rooms, a resuscitation room and observation rooms for adult patients and children.

Its delivery is scheduled for May 2021. The total investment is $ 87,331 million in civil works and endowments.

Extern consult

It will also have outpatient services for promotional care, prevention, outpatient consultation, outpatient consultation and specialized consultation.

It will have a promotion and prevention office for adults and children, four general medicine offices, seven specialized medicine offices, a minor procedures office, a psychology office, a dental and oral hygiene office with three cubicles, and a vaccination office.

The Health walkers will also offer systematized services to provide personalized attention.

The surgical-obstetric service will have two delivery rooms, labor recovery with neonatal adaptation and sterilization service.

While the hospitalization area will have 120 beds, 33 two-person rooms for adults, 16 one-person rooms for adults, two rooms for isolated, 3 two-person pediatric rooms, two neonatal rooms with five cribs, four one-person pediatric rooms, eight intensive care units and eight intermediate care units.

This project is part of the comprehensive modernization of the District’s public health network, which has been implemented in the last 12 years with the aim of guaranteeing timely and quality care.

Mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins has expressed his commitment to strengthening preventive medicine, one of the lessons that has been learned in the course of the pandemic, and that allows the timely detection of patients with comorbidities that in many cases involve risk to their lives.

“Here we are going to have all the necessary elements to fulfill that objective,” said the mayor.

The district president made an inspection tour to find out how the work that rises in the same place is progressing, where the first hospital center of Barranquilla worked, built between 1871 and 1876, and that became over the years in one of the emblematic sites of this city.

Recover jobs

Although Barranquilla is on the list of cities with the lowest unemployment rate in the country, the District is looking to recover the 150,000 jobs that the city lost during the health emergency.

Between now and 2021 Barranquilla will invest more than $ 5 billion. The investments will be destined to education, health, public services, drinking water and basic sanitation, equipment, transportation and culture, among others.

The District says that these projects, included in the 2020-2023 Development Plan, will generate employment, taking into account that each peso invested by the State is multiplied by six, seeking that the economy grows at a rate of 8%.

The mayor estimates that the current reopening points him to that goal of “recovering employment.”

Barranquilla was the city, among the main in the country, with the lowest growth in the unemployment population and the second lowest growth in the inactive population, the Mayor’s Office reported.

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