He Lambayeque Regional Hospital suffered the collapse of its tiles after supporting 10 continuous hours of rainy as a product of Cyclone Yaku. The loss of part of the roof of the health center caused water to leak into the facility and suffered flooding.
The water that flooded the hospital damaged important areas such as the operating room. The rains have also damaged the resources for medical care that the health personnel themselves have to save and clean up. Despite this situation, professionals are assisting hundreds of patients who arrive for examination.
As the media reports, hospitalization, oncology and chemotherapy areas are also affected by these rains. That is to say, it is likely that patients with cancer diseases will be affected in their treatment and medical care by the current state of the infrastructure of the place.
In the images broadcast by Exitosa Noticias, we can see the terrible sanitary conditions in which the regional hospital of Lambayeque finds itself after these floods. The specialized wards are full of pieces of tiled floors and disruption of the order of the infrastructure of the wards which prevent adequate medical care.
One of the main concerns in this case is that this hospital is not only caring for the population of Lambayequebut, due to its extension, it receives patients from surrounding areas like Trujillo, Amazonas, Cajamarca And tomorrow.
The government of Dina Boluarte has decided to declare a state of emergency for 60 days in different districts of the regions of Piura, Lambayeque, Tumbes, La Libertad, Áncash, Lima and Cajamarca after being affected by the heavy rains generated by the cyclone Yaku. With the approval of this measure, it is planned to accelerate the execution of measures aimed at reducing the risk of this natural phenomenon.
By Supreme Decree No. 029-2023-PCM published in the newspaper El Peruano, it is established that the regional and local governments involved, as well as the technical coordination, monitoring of the National Civil Defense Institute, ministries and public and private institutions, they will carry out a series of corresponding exceptional actions.
So far there have been a total of seven casualties. Four of them were reported in Piura and three in Lambayeque. Similarly, in the latter department, five people who would have been swept away by the current while trying to move in the middle of the floods are missing.
These cases were identified in the district of PacoraIn Lambayeque. According to media reports, police are in the area carrying out search and rescue operations. It is feared that the victims lost their lives.
Cyclone Yaku generated a series of rains that injured thousands of citizens across the country. It has also affected businesses, urban infrastructure and agricultural areas. One of the concerns that this natural phenomenon has left is the conversion into a possible hurricane. However, Abraham Levy, also known as the Meteorologist, ruled out this possibility.
“You first have to separate the concept when you hear the word cyclone. It’s always related to a hurricane, isn’t it? It’s not,” he said.
According to the expert’s explanation, the air masses that make up the atmosphere of the entire planet are organized into high and low pressure systems. The anticyclone is like a great whirlwind of air that circulates counterclockwise. In our case, the opposite of an anticyclone has occurred.
“And in recent days, an increase in sea surface temperature off the northern coast characteristic of the (phenomenon of) child. Hence the Child Watch notice. And we have rains,” he said.
He has estimated that he will only be with us for four or five days and then he will leave. “There the influence of this low pressure system ends. And I would say that all the conditions that produce these floods in the north for a year, they tend to dissipate in six or seven days, depending on the models available,” he reported.