The activities in the medical center will be maintained as a strategy for the possible contagions of the summer holidays.
The operations that the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez maintains as a temporary hospital of the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) to treat patients infected by COVID-19 will continue in process. It was previously stated that the medical center would be disabled on July 15. Still, now it will maintain activities until August.
In mid-June, and due to the proximity of the Formula 1 event in Mexico, the health authorities commented that they would suspend the Temporary Attention Center (CAT) Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to allow the owners of the property to coordinate the necessary operations. Heading to the Mexican Grand Prix.
However, on the afternoon of this Tuesday, July 6, it was announced that the CAT of the Autodromo would continue to operate, so the medical unit will not be dismantled.
Through an official statement issued by the IMSS and the Government of Mexico, it was reported that the sports venue would extend its services as part of a preventive strategy for the summer holidays so that it would be receiving patients until August 18.
Michael García Acosta, general director of the Autodromo temporary hospital, explained that the medical unit has 300 beds and 35 COVID-19 response teams to care for patients who arrive at the health center, so that those who are infected during the holiday period and require specialized attention may approach the sports property to be treated.
Dr. García Acosta pointed out that the health crisis due to the coronavirus is still active, so he invited citizens to take care of themselves and continue with the health protocols recommended by the Ministry of Health (SSA).
So far, the hospital has 39 patients admitted to the medical unit, and the medical staff is preparing for a possible rebound that could generate tourist mobility during the summer vacation period.
What will happen to the Grand Prix of Mexico?
At the end of May, the Formula 1 promoters in the country confirmed the realization of the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, which will take place on the last weekend of October on the 29th, 30th, and 31st.
For her part, the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, indicated that due to the control of the pandemic during May and the decrease in infections, it would allow the event to take place without any inconvenience, as long as health protocols are followed.
With the extension of the medical services that Autodromo is offering, the promoters informed through the official account of the GP Mexico that they would work together with the local and federal authorities to carry out the event and offer service insurance to all attendees.
He stressed that the expansion of the temporary hospital in the facilities of the Formula 1 track does not interfere with the planning and organization of the event since the assembly times are being coordinated when the date is closer and does not interfere with the medical work of the CAT Autodromo Rodríguez brothers.
They also noted that the dates of the carrer not to change because so far are considered within the calendar of Formula 1, and there are plans to move it.
“The date of F1ESTA 2021, scheduled for October 29-31, remains confirmed within the world championship calendar. Therefore, the expansion in the date of operation of the Expansion Hospital does not affect the assembly times for the race ”, specified the statement of the GP Mexico.
It should be remembered that the 2020 edition had to be canceled due to the health crisis that, at that time, was hitting the country, so after a year of absence, the top speed event will return to the country.