Bereavision agradece a Socorristas y Médicos de El Monte

May 5, 2020


Bereavision TV El Monte, CA.- Habiendo sido declarado el día de hoy por el gobernador de California Gavin Newsom que este viernes se entrará en la fase 2 de la pandemia del COVID-19; el staff de Bereavision TV con diligencia a tempranas horas pusieron juntas un gran número de bolsas de “Lunch” para llevarlos a los que están trabajando al frente de la batalla contra el coronavirus.

Miembros del talento artístico, técnico y staff de Bereavision TV salieron a cuatro lugares donde laboran los profesionales de la salud, socorristas como bomberos y policías; la actividad se realizó como un gesto de reconocimiento a la heroica tarea de hombres y mujeres de la ciudad de El Monte.

Las bolsas que se entregaron en las manos de bomberos, enfermeras y policías contenían los deliciosos sandwiches de Chick-fil-A y snacks. Con una nota de agradecimiento: (Traducida al Español) “Para todos los profesionales del cuidado de la salud y los socorristas del cuerpo de bomberos y policías”.

Estos son los lugares donde el staff de Bereavision llegó para llevar un alimento. El Departamento de Policía de El Monte, el San Dimas Community Hospital, el Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Los Angeles Estación No. 166 y la Estación No. 168.

Fue así como Bereavision con entusiasmo y solidaridad se unió para llevar un alimento a primeros socorristas y cuidadores de la salud de la ciudad de El Monte este día 5 de Mayo de 2020.

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Autódromo Hnos. Rodríguez será hospital para atender Covid-19

May 4, 2020

(CDMX). El titular del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), Zoé Robledo, anunció que el Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez de la Ciudad de México será modificado para fungir como hospital para atender pacientes con síntomas leves de Covid-19.

Ya que la Secretaría de Salud ha pronosticado que el pico máximo de contagios será el 6 de mayo, el Gobierno sigue expandiendo la atención a fin de evitar un colapso en hospitales.

“En ese lugar se está habilitando un hospital de expansión, esto es un hospital que nos permita tener más camas, sobre todo para pacientes con síntomas leves pero que requieren de hospitalización, que no pueden ir a su casa y llevar la enfermedad de manera ambulatoria; es un esfuerzo que se ha hecho ya durante varias semanas y vamos a ver cómo van”, destacó el funcionario.

Se espera que las instalaciones estén listas para el 13 de mayo, con 8 módulos médicos que tendrán capacidad para 192 camas para pacientes convalecientes y otras 26 más de cuidados intensivos.

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Inician Plan DN-III para enfrentar coronavirus

May 4, 2020

(CDMX). El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador anunció el inicio del Plan DN-III y el Plan Marina, para reforzar la atención a contagiados por Covid-19 en el punto crítico de la pandemia, y serán comandados por la Secretaría de Defensa Nacional (Sedena) y Marina (Semar).

“Vamos a comenzar con la aplicación del Plan DN-III, de la Secretaría de la Defensa y con la aplicación del Plan Marina, de la Secretaría de Marina, de reforzamiento a toda la estrategia que se viene aplicando para enfrentar el coronavirus”, informó el primer mandatario.

El secretario de Sedena, general Luis Cresencio Sandoval, informó que la atención será prioritaria en seis estados donde se concentra el mayor número de contagios de coronavirus.

Detalló también, que en todo el país se cuenta con 117 instalaciones, entre hospitales de especialización, hospitales militares de zona y unidades médicas de consulta externa.

Además, se han contratado a 4 mil 225 profesionales de la Salud adicionales al personal médico militar y faltan por contratar 347 profesionales más.

En ese sentido, el presidente López Obrador reiteró que se cuenta con la infraestructura necesaria para combatir la pandemia a nivel nacional.

“Tenemos infraestructura, hay hospitales, camas, ventiladores, especialistas, médicos, enfermeras suficientes en lo.que tiene que ver con el sector salud”.

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Caos en Hospital Las Américas en Ecatepec; “los están matando” dicen familiares de fallecidos por Covid-19

May 4, 2020

(CDMX). La noche del pasado viernes se presentó un caos en el Hospital Las Américas, en Ecatepec Estado de México, pues un grupo de familiares de pacientes con Covid-19 entró a la fuerza a las instalaciones y sin protección necesaria, acusando falta de información sobre sus seres queridos.

Según reportes, quienes entraron al nosocomio agredieron al personal médico, administrativo y de vigilancia.

Varias personas que accedieron al lugar grabaron el momento de su entrada; posteriormente captan una zona donde habían cadáveres en bolsas y camillas, presuntamente de fallecidos por el virus.

Las imágenes son fuertes, más aún por las reacciones de todos los presentes, de quienes se escuchan los lloros de desesperación, al parecer por haber identificado uno de los decesos, y la frase, “los están matando”. Asimismo, acusaban que dentro del lugar “algo les están inyectando”.

El suceso se viralizó por redes sociales y las críticas no se hicieron esperar, primeramente por las personas que tuvieron contacto con los cuerpos, que ya podrían haberse infectado; segundo, por haber agredido al personal del hospital y tercero, por la falta de información hacia los familiares, entre otras más.

Tras esto, el hospital fue resguardado por elementos de la Guardia Nacional.

El caos no tuvo fin, pues el sábado los familiares bloquearon la Avenida Central para exigir un diálogo con las autoridades de salud de Las Américas, con lo que finalmente lograron llegar a un acuerdo.

Lo que se sabe, es que un familiar podrá visitar a su interno, con la debida protección y mantendrán comunicación abierta para evitar especulaciones sobre el tratamiento que se está dando a los pacientes.

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“Se toparon con un bloque de oposición fuerte”; legisladores logran detener periodo extraordinario

May 4, 2020

(CDMX). Tras haber citado a los legisladores en el Senado con el propósito de aprobar un periodo extraordinario de sesiones para reformar la Ley de Presupuesto y Responsabilidad Hacendaria, el bloque de oposición conformado por el PAN, PRI, PRD y Movimiento Ciudadano, lograron posponer el tema.

Unidos frente a medios de comunicación, manifestaron su total rechazo a la iniciativa enviada por el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, que acusan es inconstitucional y pidieron sea retirada.

“Por eso, recogiendo la inquietud que despertó en la ciudadanía la iniciativa, este bloque con firmeza manifestó nuestro rechazo total y absoluto a la convocatoria de un periodo extraordinario.

El líder de la mayoría en la Cámara de Diputados dice que están dispuestos a revisar la iniciativa; si verdaderamente tienen la disposición de revisarla, que retiren esa iniciativa que es anticonstitucional, que atenta contra el Estado de Derecho y contra la división de poderes”, señaló la senadora del PRI, Claudia Ruíz Massieu.

Los legisladores de este bloque coincidieron en que es necesario buscar soluciones que hagan frente a la pandemia que está causando estragos en materia de salud y economía, e insisten en que urge un plan sólido de reactivación económica.

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City partners with organizations to provide support, create COVID-19 hotline and testing program for homeless population

May 4, 2020
HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner joined with representatives from several local organizations recently to provide details on how the city’s homeless population is being helped during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Throughout the pandemic, more than 100 partner agencies in The Way Home homeless response system have been working diligently to provide services to this vulnerable population. 

On an average day, homeless men and women, who nearly all suffer from chronic, underlying health conditions, are some of our most vulnerable at-risk individuals in Houston. That vulnerability is compounded during a pandemic, as our homeless either do not readily have access to hand hygiene (like running water) or live in dense shelters where it is challenging to practice social distancing.

“To prevent people from dying on our streets or in our shelters, the City worked quickly, engaging the CDC and HUD, local partners, and cities around the world. We have created and implemented a comprehensive three-prong response focusing on three key areas: preventionemergency response, and recovery,” said Mayor Turner. 

Prevention
Ten area outreach teams distribute vital information and supplies to the unsheltered population while screening those on the streets for symptoms. Along with the County and the Downtown Management District, we have placed more than 20 handwashing stations in the areas with the highest concentrations of homeless individuals.  We have also distributed to homeless agencies and homeless individuals:
More than 8,800 face masks
6,500 bottles of hand sanitizer
15,000 antiseptic wipesThe Fonde Recreation Center has been repurposed into an Ancillary Shelter, enabling our largest shelters to decompress and fully implement social distancing. The Salvation Army created intake and screening processes, assembled supplies and food services, and devised the operational and logistical plans to make this facility a reality.  “We are grateful to be trusted with the task of providing a home for those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis, and we stand ready to support our government partners and city officials however we possibly can. While we will continue to operate the temporary emergency shelter as long as needed, our ultimate goal is to provide a permanent housing option to every resident we serve at the facility,” said Major Zach Bell, Area Commander of The Salvation Army of Greater Houston.”Emergency Response
The City and County has launched an innovative Homeless Testing Program to ensure that all homeless individuals have access to testing.  Homeless agencies, shelters, outreach teams and even homeless individuals themselves can call the Homeless Testing hotline at 713-286-6047 where they are quickly assessed, and provided with transportation to the Homeless Testing site by specialized Yellow Cabs through a partnership with METRO and operated by Healthcare for the Homeless – Houston.Recovery
Until test results come back, or in the case a homeless individual is positive, they need a place to stay and medically recover. The Joint, City and County Quarantine & Isolation Facility, provides shelter, food and medical care to enable individuals without a home to self-quarantine and isolate as needed.  Individuals are referred through The Homeless Testing Program or directly from hospitals. “The three-prong action plan is operating now. This is just the beginning to make sure our homeless and other under-served communities are not forgotten and remain a top for my administration,” said Mayor Turner.

“To help bring these efforts to fruition, we have depended on the Coalition for the Homeless, who has helped us plan, mobilize, and coordinate the 100-local agency – that make up our region’s homeless response system – during this time of need,” said Marc Eichenbaum, Special Assistant to the Mayor for Homeless Initiatives.”As lead agency to The Way Home, the Coalition for the Homeless has been proud to support them. We are distributing thousands of pieces of equipment and supplies, sharing guidance on how to remain open while limiting the spread of the disease, and helping to stand up access to testing and care for those in our region experiencing homelessness. And we are grateful to Mayor Turner and the City for their support of and contributions to this work,” said Michael C. Nichols, Coalition for the Homeless president and CEO.
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Houston will honor Officer Knox by turning city hall lights blue beginning tonight

May 4, 2020
Mayor Turner extends condolences to the family of Houston Police Officer Jason Knox
 City Hall lights will turn blue to honor fallen officer
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the lights of Houston City Hall, the Southwest Freeway bridges, and Bush Intercontinental Airport will turn blue Saturday evening in honor fallen Houston Police Department Tactical Flight Officer Jason Knox.
Knox died early Saturday morning when the police helicopter he was in crashed near a Greenspoint apartment complex. The pilot, Senior Police Officer Chase Cormier, survived the crash and is recovering at Memorial Hermann Hospital following surgery.Knox was the son of Houston City Councilman Mike Knox, a retired Houston Police Officer. Jason Knox leaves behind a wife, two children, and an extended family.Please attribute the following statement to Mayor Sylvester Turner.“The City of Houston is heartbroken following the tragic death of HPD Officer Jason Knox. He was a dedicated public servant who inspired his fellow officers and worked to build meaningful relationships throughout the community. “Officer Knox lived each day to the fullest and died while performing his passion, working as a member of the HPD Air Unit, and keeping our city safe. “I had the pleasure of meeting Jason on several occasions through his father’s work on the Houston City Council. I know Mike and Helen Knox were proud of their son and will miss him dearly. I want to express my deepest condolences to the family as they grieve the loss of a beloved son, husband, father, and friend.   “I also thank the Houston Fire Department, the crew of Life Flight, and Memorial Hermann Hospital doctors and nurses for their brave work to save the officers.”I ask our city to join me in praying for the Knox and Cormier families. May God bring comfort in their time of grief and strength to the men and women of the Houston Police Department.”
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Houston Firefighters Assist in Holcombe Rd Wildland Fire

May 4, 2020
Two HFD Firefighters are currently deployed to the Holcombe Rd Wildland fire in Crockett Co in between Val Verde & Ozona Tx. Senior Captain Nicasio & Firefighter Steven Billnoske (Deployable Operations Group) have been on  assignment since April 21st and were deployed as part of the Texas A&M Forest Service’s Texas Interstate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS).

The task force was assigned primarily to the east side of the incident protecting numerous oil fields.  More than 300 structures were threatened when TIFMAS sent five strike teams to assist the Texas A&M Forest Service and local fire authorities.  The fire, initially 700 acres,  grew by an additional 10,000 acres within 24 hours.  The fire now is at more than 25,958 acres and 89% contained.  HFD’s recent acquisition of Booster 32 is being used for fire patrol and should return to Houston later this week.
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The County Connection Lina Hidalgo | Harris County Judge

May 4, 2020

The stakes are high. Yesterday, Texas reported 50 deaths statewide, the most in any one day since mid-March, and added more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, the biggest one-day increase in infections in three weeks. Keeping our distance, wearing face coverings, and staying home from work, school, and social activities is exhausting and feels interminable, and many of our residents are suffering financially as a result. We all want to get back to work, see our friends, hug our family, go out to eat, and resume our livelihoods. But the orders and policies we have put in place have thus far kept the virus in check, kept our hospitals from overflowing, and saved thousands of lives. 
The governor’s phased reopening will only have a chance of success if we do it that way – in phases. If a business is not “essential” under our order, or “reopened” under the governor’s order, it should not open. Most importantly, just because you *can* open, doesn’t mean you should. The resurgence of a virus that can knock us back down and put us right back where we began is right around the corner. 
We in Harris County are doing all we can to put our county in the best position to succeed. Earlier this week I announced three pieces of our overall strategy to contain this virus as our Stay Home, Work Safe order expires and some businesses begin to open. It’s a strategy focused on expanding Testing, Tracing, and Treatment, which you can read more about below. Today, we’re announcing the final, necessary piece to ensure that this strategy is successful: Teamwork. You will continue to play a huge part in the containment of this virus — without your help, we won’t succeed. Please, continue to work and play virtually to the greatest extent possible. Wear face coverings every time you leave the house. And if you are eventually contacted by a Coronavirus contact tracer, please cooperate so that we can ensure more people are not infected with this deadly virus.
We are all doing our part to flatten the curve, but we still have a long road ahead of us to end this epidemic. I want you to know that we remain committed to taking whatever actions are necessary to save lives — not just the lives of people with the virus, but the lives of anyone requiring a hospital bed. We will continue this fight to keep you and your family healthy as long as we have to. Here in Harris County, we are in this together.

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HFD to Reach Another Milestone in Reducing Age of Fleet

May 4, 2020
The City of Houston and the Houston Fire Department continue to work diligently to reduce the age of HFD’s fleet. For fiscal year 2020, the department will add 10 new fire trucks to its fleet. Eight engines and two new ladder trucks will replace existing trucks with an average age of 10 years or more. Under the department’s current fleet replacement program, this purchase will leave only 24 front line fire engines and 14 ladder/tower trucks that are older than 10 years. In addition, the department will purchase 3 ambulances to replace some of the oldest in the reserve fleet. 

This purchase represents a nearly $13 Million investment approved by Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, and comes at a time when city resources are tight. The city recently announced it expects to lose more than $100 million in sales tax revenue as a result of the current public health crisis.“Updating HFD’s fleet continues to be a major priority. Maintenance costs associated with an aging fleet as well as safety issues with 15 to 20 year old vehicles is a problem we have worked diligently to address.  Like many departments, our replacement efforts are influenced by community demands and funding, and I thank Mayor Turner and City Council for their continued commitment and investment of taxpayer dollars to secure the purchase and deployment of new fire trucks and other critical equipment.” Chief Sam Peña, Houston Fire. 

Under the current administration, the City of Houston has spent more than $30 Million to purchase the following items for the Houston Fire Department: 19 fire engines,5 ladder trucks4 tower trucks24 ambulances7 Incident command crew cab vehicles and10 emergency rescue/support 4×4 crew cab units9- High Water Evacuation Vehicles10- 4×4 Crew Cab F250 Emergency/Rescue Support Units10- Double Stacked Evacuation Boats and trailers3- Rescue Boats designed for swift water operations1- Inmar Rescue Boat designed for search and rescue operations6- wave-runners7- Crew Cab F250 Incident Command Vehicles used by District Chief command officers3 drones were placed into service for aerial surveillance
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