The Ministry of Health and the Interdisciplinary Epidemiological Containment Team (EICE) traveled this Tuesday, with the COVID-19 diagnostic booths, to the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlán, in the department of La Libertad, in order to hail the inhabitants of the area to know their health status through the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test, which is the most reliable test when it comes to obtaining a diagnosis when symptoms of the disease are suspected.
“The tests are necessary to avoid contagion, it is a wise preventive measure ordered by the President of the Republic, that is why we are very happy. The work of the Government is fabulous because it is aware of the health of citizens, we thank it and we are with it “, said Blanca Aguilar, benefited from the PCR test.
In the event of a positive result for coronavirus, specialized personnel from the Ministry of Health monitor the patient by telephone for 14 days; In addition, it provides Molnupiravir, an antiviral medication, and also vitamins, which help in the recovery of patients.
To date, the MINSAL has carried out 2,456,913 COVID-19 tests. Action that shows part of the Government’s commitment to continue watching over and protecting the lives of salvadorans, through strategies such as community screening that is part of the timely actions that have been developed since the start of the pandemic.
Likewise, President Bukele maintains actions to contain the coronavirus during the August holidays, which seek the epidemiological links of the disease and cut the chain of transmission, timely delivering the appropriate medication to patients, which avoids complications and risk of lethality.