A team from the Comptroller’s Office detected risks in the facilities of the Nutrition and Dietetics Service of the JAMO Regional Hospital in Tumbes which puts at risk the treatment of hospital patients, who could have consumed spoiled food.
The inspectors of the Comptroller They found that the cold room for meat products has been inoperative since August of this year, so the conservation of said products is carried out in freezers, which do not ensure 100% of their preservation.
In addition to this, at the time of the inspection, water with blood residue was observed in the freezer due to poor freezing of the meat that was stored there. On the other hand, it was evident that the cold rooms where the vegetables and fruits are stored were not working correctly, despite the fact that corrective maintenance was carried out on August 23. Likewise, the head of the Service of Nutrition and Dietetics requested the entity to make the service portal guarantee effective, without receiving a response to date.
Additionally, the Control Milestone Report No. 018-2023-OCI/6010-SCC warned that the control commission He removed vegetables in poor condition from the cold rooms and that the thermometer located at the entrance was inoperative.
Also, an inadequate location of the sanitary facilities and lack of them for the number of personnel in the area, which could generate the risk of cross-contamination of food, and aggravate the patients.