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Positive balance in healthcare during Estéreo Picnic 2024

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A wonderful balance in terms of health care was provided during the 13th edition of the Estéreo Picnic Festival held in Bogotá from 21 to 24 March, by the District Health Secretariat, an entity with a team of 25 people to provide support in various areas. regions, throughout the development of the festival.

In the four days of the event, which accommodated nearly 150,000 people, 319 patients were treated, of whom 19 required transfer to a medical care center. The main reasons for this care were minor trauma, external poisoning, fractures, gastritis, joint pain, headache, and breathing difficulties, among others. None of the patients had serious causes requiring specialized interventions.

“It is important to highlight the coordination between the community, the business community and institutions so that the balance of care throughout the Estéreo Picnic Festival 2024 is positive, which is highlighted in the low number of medical care, taking into account the large number,” explained José Octavio Lopez, Deputy Director of Emergency Risk Management. And disasters, honestly, are the number of attendees who attended the event during the four days.

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From the community care setting, the Secretariat's risk and harm reduction teams implemented early identification procedures for the consumption of psychoactive substances and measures to prevent the harmful use of alcohol and other substances. Through entertainment and educational activities, 976 people were sensitized on Prevention Day against the harmful consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other psychoactive substances.

In addition, the goal of 82 tests for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis C was achieved during the four days of the event; A total of 6,780 condoms were delivered.

The human competencies provided by the entity to cover the event consisted of 8 people in risk management, 9 in the healthy and safe food line, and 8 in the community environment line. These teams were attended by specialists in medicine, psychology, toxicology, environmental and food engineering, social workers and assistance personnel.

In addition, there was an operator presence with 9 patient stabilization and classification units, 6 ambulances (5 Medical Care Transport – TAM and 1 Basic Care Transport – TAB) and 76 Auxiliary Brigade, supported by 4 ambulances (2 TAB and 2 TAB) from the Secretariat. .

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