The Indian media Republic World reported how the El Tunal hospital in Bogota is using high-tech helmets that prevent patients in an ICU from being intubated.
The article also highlighted the advantages of these high-tech Italian-made medical devices, "The helmets are used in patients over 35 years of age. By allowing patients to continue breathing more easily, they reduce the need for intubation and therefore decrease the use of mechanical ventilators in patients with Covid-19."
Republic World quoted Dr. Carlos Coban, a specialist in the Intensive Care Unit at El Tunal hospital who explained the benefits of the devices, "By decreasing patient stays in the ICU, it reduces the risk of them acquiring hospital infections and that impacts the mortality rate of our patients." Bogota is the second city in the world to implement their use, thus putting it at the forefront in the management of highly complex hospitalization.