Xerem also happens to be the location of the Dengue Hydration Center which has been open since Sunday and has 12 chairs designated to help hydrate people in need. It can serve up to 300 people on a daily basis.
Sergio Cortes commented that they are preparing for the worst case scenario to make sure they can help everyone in need, but they are hopeful that the situation will not turn out to be as bad as predicted. He explained that to this end the Department of Health has set up the center as a preventative action. He also commented that there is a great deal of garbage built up in the city and this means that there is a higher change of dengue mosquitoes becoming an issue.
Sergio Cortes has a great deal of experience and has worked in all fields of both public and private health service as can be easily seen by anyone who follows him on LinkedIn.
He spends a great deal of time helping to inform the public about how they can remain healthy and even blogs on his own website helpful tips.
To further aid his efforts the municipal health secretary, Camillo Junqueira, along with the National Health Force in Medconca have agreed to send another calamity kit to Caxias and to deliver another 3000 tablets that can be used to quickly intervene with anyone diagnosed or suspected to be carrying leptospirosis.
The main goal of all measures that Sergio Cortes and the State Department of Health are taking is to prevent many diseases that are common when water gets contaminated in the region. For more information about Cortes check out his Twitter.