12 cases of tuberculosis recorded in La Antenna, and people who died from this disease, have raised community concerns. Although from the City Health Department, they stated that people were being treated, and Seremi from the portfolio, Alejandro García, ruled out that it was an outbreak, and residents of September 17, where they were sick, were afraid of being infected.
12 those who suffered from the disease, they added a deceased person who died last week.
The user will take refuge
A newspaper team El Día moved to Cesfam Pedro Aguirre Cerda, who paid attention to the people of La Florida and La Antenna, and there they could see in the land of people's feelings. Silvia Rojas, who has left the company, gave an accent to prevention and asked the authorities to be more proactive in the issue of vaccination. "Of course it's worrying. They can install cellphones that move the population to distribute vaccines, because many times people don't come because they don't have time. Now, what happened is very worrying and of course now I will take care of myself. I also emphasize that there is good attention, "said Silvia Rojas.
Another neighbor we spoke to on Friday afternoon outside Cesfam was the young Yair Miranda, who said the situation caused it "uncomfortable, because it was clearly a problem to know that these cases were happening. Now all that remains is taking care of yourself," he said.
"They can install cellphones that move residents to distribute vaccines, because many times people don't come because they don't have time. Now, it's very worrying about what happened and of course now I will take care of myself", Silvia Rojas, neighbor of this sector.
They planned a meeting
From the Juan XXIII population Environment Council of La Antena, which is very close to September 17, President Patricia Veliz, in a conversation with El Dia, said she was managing a meeting with health authorities, including Seremi, to see how to look at the problem and provide peace to the people. "You have to treat this situation very carefully. I think it is good that the authorities have referred to the situation, now what is important is that they come here. I believe that they will agree because it is a necessity that we have as neighbors," he said.
"We must remember that this pathology is in our country, and it is transmitted from person to person through saliva droplets", Alejandro García, Seremi de Salud.
Call for calm
On the other hand, the Coquimbo Regional Health clinic, Alejandro García, in the same vein as on Thursday, called for the calm of people, because the disease could be treated if detected early and ruled out that this would be an epidemic.
In the same way, he tells people about the scope of this pathology and its symptoms, so they go to their health center if they show it. "We must remember that this pathology is in our country, and is transmitted from person to person through saliva droplets. Keep in mind that symptoms are coughing with expectation or tears for more than 15 days, which can also be associated with decay, fever, or loss "In this case, they have to go to the nearest Cesfam and start treatment on time," García said. 4602i