Power outage closed clinics next day

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TWO  Social Security Fund (CSS) polyclinics were closed on Saturday  March 18 following the power outage that plunged Panama and Colon into darkness the night before.

Care services were  suspended at Manuel María Valdés, in San Miguelito, and Alejandro De la Guardia  in Bethania.

The emergency room of the Bethania polyclinic will be closed until Sunday, March 19 at 7:00 a.m.

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that in the region of San Miguelito the health centers of San Isidro and Torrijos Carter were affected by the lack of electrical power but at noon, service was restored in the normal way.

CSS staff are evaluating damage in emergency rooms, laboratories and air conditioners.

The CSS said that health care services are being provided in the normal way in the Hospital Arnulfo Arias Madrid, Susana Jones, Villa Lucre, J.J. Vallarino, in  Juan Díaz, and in Irma Lourdes.

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