The amount of the donation was 27,761,296 pesos, which allowed for the purchase of the CANON AQUILION LIGHTNING 16+VITREA CT Scanner.
Ternium and the Agustin and Enrique Rocca Brothers Foundation donated a state-of-the-art CT Scanner to the San Felipe Hospital in San Nicolas, in order to follow the action plan to strengthen the region’s health system during this pandemic.
This is a long-awaited acquisition since the previous CT Scanner had already been in operation for 12 years and its replacement was essential for the diagnostic quality in patients with COVID-19 and other diseases requiring complex studies.
The Rocca Foundation and Ternium donated 27,761,296 pesos (twenty-seven million, seven hundred and sixty-one thousand, two hundred and ninety-six pesos) to the Association of the San Felipe Hospital, which allowed for the purchase of the CANON AQUILION LIGHTNING 16+VITREA CT SCANNER.
This latest donation joins to the plan to strengthen community health institutions: San Felipe Interzonal Hospital, Nuestra Señora del Rosario Clinic (UOM) and the SAME Service in San Nicolas, José María Gomendio Hospital in Ramallo and its health units, and donations to the municipalities of San Nicolas and Ramallo.
This plan began in March 2020 and so far, both Ternium and the Rocca Foundation have donated the following equipment and supplies: 25 respirators, 1 ambulance 0 KM, 2 X-Ray machines, 2 thermal cycler kits for COVID detection and PCR reagents, 75 special beds for Intensive Care and hospitalization (with mattresses and pillows), 146 high-tech medical equipment and devices (multiparametric monitors, infusion pumps and syringe infusion pumps, oxygen manometers, flowmeters, among others), 1 laminar flow cabinet for laboratory, 2 CT scanners, and biosafety supplies and kits: 400 liters of hand sanitizer, 2,000 N95 respirator masks, 6,000 face masks, 2,435 disposable coveralls, 1,000 safety goggles, 6,000 gloves, and 650 3D masks. In addition, 384 m2 of the metal sheet was donated for infrastructure repairs while cash donations covered the cost of renting sanitary modules and the restructuring of hospital spaces.
The state-of-the-art CT Scanner is already providing services for patients in San Nicolas and the region.