According to Dr. Winkel, since August last year there was an outbreak
of the klebsiella bacteria but the necessary measures were taken and
the hospital was cleanses. But now a patient was interred into the IC
and has contaminated the place again. Because of this, the patients had
to be evacuated from the IC. This is a situation which started on
Thursday two weeks ago. The cleaning continued, the patients were taken
to another department, they continued receiving treatment and now the IC
is free from the klebsiella bacteria.
According to Dr. Winkel, this is a bacteria that we will have to live
with it, we just have to take measures for hygiene, constantly make
sure that everyone cooperates in cleaning and washing the place.
Visitors who will visit more than one patient must know that they can
“transport” bacteria from one department to another. In any case, the IC
is now free from the klebsiella bacteria.
Source: Curaçao Chronicle