Argentina – Retreat house of “Don Bosco” school in Ramos Mejía, now an isolation center for elderly

06 May 2020

(ANS - Ramos Mejía) - The “Don Bosco” school of the Salesians, one of the model institutions of the city of Ramos Mejía, has combined efforts with the municipality of La Matanza to create an isolation center that will welcome the elderly affected by Covid-19. 250 beds have been installed in the retreat house of this historic school.

In his visit to review the new isolation center, Mayor Fernando Espinoza thanked the educational community of the Salesian school, stating: “This is an institution that is indeed a highmark of La Matanza, a house where values ​​are taught and which has an excellent educational level. And today, once again, we see how the Don Bosco school is helping, even more than usual, our community, giving up its structures to create a large place of isolation with 250 beds installed and prepared in this moment of crisis for our elderly.”

“We hope not to have to use these beds, which add to the 4,000 isolation beds that we will have throughout La Matanza, but if we need them we are already prepared. We are, however, grateful that this historic retreat house is available here, because it is a comfortable place with lots of light and green spaces that create a welcoming atmosphere, which favors the elderly, raising their morale in these difficult times,” added the mayor.

During his tour, the mayor made an assessment of the measures taken by the national government to overcome the crisis triggered by the pandemic. “We support and accompany the decisions made by our President and although there are sectors that still do not understand that it is not a question of choosing between life or the economy, it is clear that it is about life and the economy. For this reason, a good balance is needed in the decisions that are made. It is clear that the State is above the market, because it is the one who guarantees the care and protection of the greatest capital that a country has, which are its citizens.”

At the end of the review, Espinoza again appealed to everyone in the vicinity. “We hope we never have to use this place that we have prepared together with the educational community of the 'Don Bosco' school. But to achieve this we must be supportive, responsible and aware of each other. Today the only defense we have is respect for social isolation. Today the only vaccine we have is that each of us fulfills the motto: I stay at home.”



ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

This site also uses third-party cookies to improve user experience and for statistical purposes. By scrolling through this page or by clicking on any of its elements, you consent to the use of cookies. To learn more or to opt out, click "Further Information".