PROGRESO, YUCATAN (Feb. 19. 2021).- Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal, together with the heads of the Secretaries of the Navy (SEMAR), Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán and of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) of the Government of Mexico, Arturo Herrera Gutiérrez, supervised the construction of the first stage of the General Naval Hospital of Progreso, a project through which 320 specialized jobs are being generated, between direct and indirect, with an investment of almost 29 million pesos.
Accompanied by the commander of the IX Naval Zone, Vice-Admiral Carlos Humberto Lanz Gutiérrez; and the mayor of Progreso, Julián Zacarías Curi, Vila Dosal confirmed the progress of this work that is being carried out as part of the collaboration between Semar and the State Government, in order to expand the capacity of public hospital care to the civil population of the area, since not only will the members of the Mexican Navy be served, but it will also be open to the local community.
It should be noted that this first phase is part of a project that resulted from an agreement between the State Government and the Secretariat of the Navy, where it was agreed that, during the administration of Vila Dosal, 200 million pesos will be invested to build this new hospital in various stages in a piece of land property of the Mexican Navy.
During the tour, the head of the Ministry of Public Works (SOP), Virgilio Crespo Méndez, explained that the project in its entirety will benefit both the fishing population and the citizens who require it and the elements of Semar, with an installed capacity of 30 beds, as well as basic services for obstetric gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, and general surgery; as well as diagnostic support services such as laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound, and mammography.
The state official also informed that emergency services and external consultation of the aforementioned specialties will be offered too, in addition to operating rooms and hemodialysis area and a neonatal intensive care unit.
Finally, Crespo Méndez pointed out that Building 2 will house the hyperbaric chamber on its ground floor and the physical medicine area will be on the upper floor. While Building 3 will have areas that will be announced later.
Through this work, 8,378 inhabitants of the area will be benefiting. It takes place on a 4,390-square-meter plot of land, which is part of the “23 de Noviembre” Marina Housing Unit.
The entire project includes the construction of 3 buildings: 1 for “Services and Workshops”, Building 2 “Physical Medicine and Hyperbaric Chamber” and the third for “Hospitalization”, which would be the largest with 3 levels. In this first stage, the complete construction of Building 1 “Services and Workshops” is contemplated, with a total area on its ground and upper floors of 638 square meters; as well as the foundations of Building 2 “Physical Medicine and Hyperbaric Chamber”, designed with a total of 17 piles and a 430-square-meter foundation slab, and all the exterior work necessary to service the complex.
Building 1 “Workshops and Services” will house the entire hydropneumatic system that will provide service to the three buildings included in the project, including the main hospitalization building, which will be sheltered in its machine room; It will have a treated water cistern with a capacity of 43.50 cubic meters (43,500 LT), it also considers rooms for organic, inorganic and biological waste, the ambulance shed, solutions warehouse, laundry, site area, service yard.
While, on its upper floor it will have an area for the accommodation of drivers with bathroom and office, 2 small hairdressers, a warehouse, as well as the workshop room that also houses an office, a warehouse, a toilet room, and 3 tool warehouses.
On the other hand, the exterior work includes fences and sidewalks, water tanks with a capacity of 396 square meters, vehicular access for ambulances, main access esplanade, a treatment plant with biological filter, electrical transformer, and fire protection system.
The Governor and the federal authorities were accompanied by the Director of Fisheries Management of the Secretariat of Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture (Sepasy), Erik Rihani González; the Undersecretary of Government and Political Development, Carmen González Martín.
Previously, the Governor held a working meeting with Ojeda Durán, Herrera Gutiérrez, and the head of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), María Luisa Albores González; as well as the retired Admiral Jorge Carlos Tobilla Rodríguez, General Director of the Integral Port Administration (API) of Progreso, with whom he talked about the project to expand the port of Progreso that will bring great economic benefits and development for the state and all the Yucatecans.