Operadora Portuaria Centroamericana (OPC) led the inauguration of a USD100,000 recovery facility for COVID-19 patients at the Puerto Cortés Hospital last 29 September. The project, which took 42 days to complete, provides a much-needed boost to the hospital’s handling of COVID cases.
What used to be an abandoned building inside hospital grounds has now been fully remodeled and equipped for COVID patient care. The new facility is equipped with 18 beds, three individual bathrooms – including one for persons with disabilities, and oxygen supply for approximately 200 patients with serious complications. The roof of the building was also replaced in its entirety and a thermal insulation blanket was added.
The Puerto Cortés Hospital is located in El Porvenir, one of the areas in the country hit hardest by the pandemic.
OPC acknowledges the support of the following companies in making this project successful, as well as the contributions of other sponsors who requested to remain anonymous: Agencia Aduanera Guzmán y Cía, Alyem Customs, Agencia Naviera Europea (ANAVE), Balineras y Retenedores, Crowley Honduras, DACOTRANS de Centroamérica, Estibadores y Reparaciones Industriales, Fábrica de Ropa Montecarlo, Ferremas, Ferretería Monterroso, Fruit of the Loom, Global Security Consultants, Grupo Misol- Solusersa, Industrias Panavisión (IPSA) Manuchar de Honduras, Negev Security, Seaboard Honduras, Soluciones Industriales Técnicas Intermodal, Ultracem Honduras, and Uno Petrol.