By José Antonio Pérez
Technological Institute in Puerto Peñasco donates face shields to Health Sector
To support needs that have arisen due to Covid-19, this past week the Superior Technological Institute of Puerto Peñasco (ITSPP) donated a first package of 10 face shields to area health workers. These shields were designed and manufactured by ITSPP on a 3-D printer.
ITSPP Director María Jesús Reyes Ortiz detailed the donation aims to ensure first responders are better prepared to address medical emergencies and care for possible Covid-19 patients in the community. She added this first donation is just a part of the 250 face shields they hope to make, 200 of which will be donated to the Health Sector, and the remaining 50 for ITSPP staff.
As printing material for the face shields on the ITSPP 3-D printer is time-consuming, Director Reyes Ortiz stated they decided to donate the first 10 shields immediately and would be donating more in coming days.
Puerto Peñasco Rotary Club donates needed cleaning and bedding supplies to General Hospital
During the first week of April, the local Rotary Club (CR Mar de Peñasco, AC) donated support material to the General Hospital as they prepare to possibly tend to Covid-19 coronavirus patients.
Rotary Club President Oscar Palacio Soto detailed following consultation with General Hospital Director Dr. Valeriano Martinez as needs at the health facility, the Rotarians donated soap and paper towel dispensers, paper towels, and toilet paper, along with sheets and pillowcases.
Palacio Soto indicated the local Rotary Club would remain alert to the evolution of Covid-19 within the community, and particularly to healthcare providers to ensure they are able to deliver services and care as needed. Palacio Soto delivered two additional oxymeters to the General Hospital this past week.
Local Representative adding to food assistance during Coronavirus pandemic
Local Second District Representative Lázaro “Chichi” Espinoza Mendívil has joined efforts to address food needs in Puerto Peñasco as the city faces quarantine measures to prevent Covid-19 coronavirus from reaching our shores.
Representative Espinoza Mendívil joined food efforts of the municipal DIF (Family Development Office) by donating a ton of Gulf Corvina fish to be distributed among families most in need. He noted as the goal is to support families that have been affected by the current situation, he will stay abreast of repercussions to the area throughout the coronavirus health alert.
The District Representative has also donated potatoes and fish to various groups providing food services across the community during this time.