- Every hospital will report to Enel the number of backup generators available and the date of their last maintenance. This inventory will also include any temporary facilities eventually set up by each of the healthcare centers.
- Enel X is currently involved in the preparatory works for the temporary hospital facilities to be set up outside the Barros Luco Hospital and is working to increase the capacity of the Luis Tisné Hospital to be able to set up temporary facilities as well.
Enel Distribución's Regulated Market area and the Enel X B2G Business area, along with the department of Institutional Relations, launched a plan to detect needs for backup electrical equipment in the healthcare network within its concessions area, so as to perform the necessary work to prevent potential supply interruptions within the context of the Covid-19 health crisis.
For this, Enel has established a taskforce that will work alongside with the Emergency Operations Committee (COE) of the Regional Secretary’s Office of the Ministry of Health for the Metropolitan Region, which is the government agency responsible in region for coordinating the healthcare network.
Through this team, every hospital will report to Enel the number of backup generators available and the date of their last maintenance. This inventory will also include any future temporary hospital facilities set up by each of the healthcare centers when the number of critical care Covid-19 patients requires the transfer of other hospitalized patients.
It is also working to detect needs for new electrical connections, greater capacity, and the maintenance of medium voltage cells and low voltage switchboards.
As a result, Enel X is already working to prepare for the temporary facilities to be set up outside the Barros Luco Hospital. The healthcare center serves a population of 1.2 million residents on the south side of Santiago, with 757 doctors, 725 healthcare professionals and 739 beds (including 115 critical care beds).
This work will be ready by May 25th, and Enel is also gathering quotes for 10 private transformers.
At the same time, it is working on increasing the capacity of the Luis Tisné Hospital to set up temporary facilities. This healthcare center covers a population of 600 thousand residents on the east side of Santiago, with 211 doctors, 252 healthcare professionals and 308 beds (including 26 critical care beds).
In this way, Enel is helping the healthcare network reinforce its infrastructure in order to guarantee a continuous supply of electricity in hospitals that must not only treat the normal increase in patients during the winter season, but also the abrupt rise in cases of Covid-19.
Through Enel Distribución, the group serves a concessions area that includes 20 of the 31 public hospitals in Santiago, in addition to private hospitals which, in the context of the current health emergency, are being controlled by the Ministry of Health for a more efficient management of critical care beds.