On video | The ‘Paths’ to strengthen the health system in Barranquilla

Guaranteeing timely and quality medical care for Barranquilla residents has become the Primary objective of the District with the process of modernization of the public health network, which continues to advance and plans to benefit more than 170 thousand citizens with new hospital projects.

Since 2008, the district administration has been working to build a solid health model, which has been cataloged repeatedly as one of the most successful in the national territory.

Although the health emergency due to Covid-19 was a huge challenge for the hospital infrastructure of the capital of the Atlantic, in the Development Plan ‘I am Barranquilla’, that governs the period 2020-2023, a series of actions were contemplated so that citizens have a timely and adequate response to your health requirements.

“We want the health of Barranquilla to continue its unstoppable march, that is why we are providing them with all the professional capacity so that care is timely and without access barriers. It is our main objective, guarantee comprehensive insurance, minimize the risks of becoming ill and provide quality health programs to all“Said the mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins.

He was emphatic in stating that in this new stage they will bet on “turn the health system upside down, moving to a much more preventive health, with doctors in charge of specific populations ”.

The district president also stressed that the “robustness” in health services continues to grow, which directly impacts on the quality of life of Barranquilla and the Caribbean region.

“The public hospital network has been and will continue to be a national management model, where the resources obtained by the Prohospitales level 1 and 2 stamp are invested in providing efficiently and transparently to the more than 600 thousand users of the subsidized regime, as well as to anyone who requires it because We are also a regional reference center for health care in the Caribbean”, Reiterated the president.

In turn, Humberto Mendoza, Secretary of Health of Barranquilla, He stated that the district network model has provided “mobilization guarantees” to more than 19 thousand users, guaranteeing that “there are no barriers to access” to said services.

The official also expressed that the great challenge for the public network is strengthen the preventive medicine model to detect patients in time who have diseases that may pose risks to their life.

“In the city we have a network model that allows patients to access medium and high complexity services without authorizing systems limiting quality and care. That we will follow reinforcing to provide greater guarantees to citizens”, He added.

According to figures from the Mayor’s Office, accessibility to health increased 15 times between 2007 and 2018. It is expected that this year it will increase with the start-up of facilities such as the Camino Ciudadela 20 de Julio and Paso Galán.

For next year, this indicator will continue to grow, taking into account that the works of the New Barranquilla and Nazareth Roads will be delivered, which are ahead in two important sectors of the city.

Mayor Pumarejo has been making visits to these spaces to verify the progress of the works, taking into account that they were detained for a period due to the pandemic and currently not all the workers have been able to reintegrate, in order to comply with the corresponding regulations.

“We continue to grow with this new offer that adds to a solid network that is providing quality services to Barranquilla residents, showing that it is possible, as we have said for so long, to have quality, sustainable public health that continue to be a source of pride for each of us”Pumarejo said during one of those tours.

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The ‘Paths’ to strengthen the health system in Barranquilla

Guaranteeing timely and quality medical care for Barranquilla residents has become the primary objective of the District with the modernization process of the public health network, which continues to advance and plans to benefit more than 170 thousand citizens with new hospital projects.

Since 2008, the district administration has been working to build a solid health model, which has been repeatedly classified as one of the most successful in the national territory.

Although the health emergency caused by Covid-19 was a huge challenge for the hospital infrastructure of the Atlantic capital, in the Development Plan ‘I am Barranquilla’, which is valid for the period 2020-2023, a series of actions were contemplated so that citizens have a timely and adequate response to their health requirements.

“We want the health of Barranquilla to continue its unstoppable march, that is why we are providing them with all the professional capacity so that care is timely and without access barriers. It is our main objective, to guarantee comprehensive insurance for them, minimize the risks of getting sick and provide quality health programs for all, ”said Mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins.

He was emphatic in stating that in this new stage they will bet on “turning the health system upside down, moving to much more preventive health, with doctors in charge of specific populations.”

The district president also highlighted that the “robustness” in health services continues to grow, which has a direct impact on the quality of life of Barranquilla and the Caribbean region.

“The public hospital network has been and will continue to be a national management model, where the resources obtained by the Prohospitales level 1 and 2 stamp are invested in providing efficiently and transparently to the more than 600 thousand users of the subsidized regime, as well as to anyone who requires it because we are also a regional reference center in health care in the Caribbean, “reiterated the president.

In turn, Humberto Mendoza, Barranquilla’s Secretary of Health, stated that the district network model has provided “mobilization guarantees” to more than 19 thousand users, guaranteeing that “there are no barriers to access” to these services.

The official also said that the great challenge for the public network is to strengthen the preventive medicine model to detect patients with diseases that may pose risks to their lives in time.

“In the city we have a network model that allows patients to access medium and high complexity services without authorizing systems limiting quality and care. We are going to continue strengthening that to provide greater guarantees to citizens, ”he added.

According to the Mayor’s Office figures, health accessibility increased 15 times between 2007 and 2018. It is expected that this year it will increase with the start-up of facilities such as the Camino Ciudadela 20 de Julio and Paso Galán.

For next year, this indicator will continue to grow, taking into account that the works of the New Barranquilla and Nazareth Roads will be delivered, which are being carried out in two important sectors of the city.

Mayor Pumarejo has been making visits to these spaces to verify the progress of the works, taking into account that they were detained for a period due to the pandemic and currently not all the workers have been able to reintegrate, in order to comply with the corresponding regulations.

“We continue to grow with this new offer that adds to a solid network that is providing quality services to Barranquilla residents, demonstrating that it is possible, as we have said for so long, to have quality, sustainable public health that continues to be a pride for each one of us ”, said Pumarejo during one of those tours.

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Putin shows his chest for his Covid vaccine and offers it free to the UN

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, He put his chest out before the UN on Tuesday for the rapid development in his country of a coronavirus vaccine and offered it free of charge to the organization to protect all its employees.

In his video message to the General Assembly, Putin He pointed out that his Government is ready to offer the United Nations all the necessary assistance, which includes free vaccination for all staff who want it.

He also said thatYour country is open to supply other nations with the so-called “Spútnik V”, which, as he highlighted, has been proven “safe” and “effective.”

Putin insisted that citizens around the world should have free access to a Covid-19 vaccine and He also underlined the Kremlin’s willingness to work with other governments to share diagnostic methods. and treatment of the disease.

In addition, in contrast to the United States, he defended that the World Health Organization (WHO) should have a central role in coordinating the response and said that Russia is working to strengthen the capacity of the Geneva-based entity.

On the other hand, Putin warned of the long-term economic effects that the current crisis will have and defended the need for the entire international community to work board to drive growth.

In this context, he stressed the importance of eliminating barriers, restrictions and, above all, “illegitimate sanctions” in international trade.

In the geopolitical and military sphere, the Russian leader He assured that he wants to cooperate with the United States to extend the strategic arms reduction treaty and hoped that there will be “restraint” when it comes to deploying new missile systems.

Too reiterated interest in a binding treaty to ban weapons in outer space and opted for more cooperation in cybersecurity.

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Putin defended the work of the organization and, although he recognized that it is necessary to adapt it to the reality of the 21st century, he made it clear that his country opposes major changes in the Security Council, where it is one of the five permanent members and has veto power.

According to him, for the Council to continue being the “pillar of global governance” it is essential that these five countries, nuclear powers and victors of World War II, retain the privilege of the veto.

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Facebook is developing its smart glasses with Ray-Ban

It is the “Aria Project”. These glasses have multiple sensors integrated and their purpose is to collect information about what we observe during the day to determine what this device has to have to make life easier for the user.

In a first stage, in theory, do not have screens or direct interaction with the user, simply collect useful data to maximize daily life. However, it is contemplated that in the future they will be integrated for use with augmented reality.

As reported by CNe, More than 100 Facebook employees are wearing these glasses on the streets of Seattle and San Francisco, in U.S. The sensors are located on the frame of the telescope.

These glasses have GPS, sensors that detect the movement of the head and cameras that analyze what we are observing. They can also capture video and audio.

At the moment its value is unknown and what other characteristics it will add. It is also uncertain whether they will be able to place a screen that interacts with the user in this first model to hit the market.

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They open a process to give the Metropolitan stadium a commercial name

The Barranquilla mayor’s office opened an application process to participate in the auction that will give the stadium a commercial name Metropolitan Roberto Meléndez, as is the style in many parts of the world with sports venues. For example, the BBVA Bancomer stadium (Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico), Mercedes Benz Stadium (Atlanta, USA) and Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany), Hard Rock Stadium (Miami, USA), Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid) or Movistar Arena (Bogotá), among others.

The idea of ​​getting a sponsor for the ‘Metro’ was announced by the mayor of Barranquilla, Jaime Pumarejo Heins, in a visit to EL HERALDO on March 4, 2020, but it will begin to become a reality this Thursday, from 9 am, in a hearing to socialize the details of the application process. Interested companies must register at the following link: https://forms.gle/dThGKnxaVMjsCECh8

“The trade name rights It is a model under which a brand / company associates or puts its name to an event or place for a specified time in exchange for the payment of those rights. Under the protection of the advertising technique, the guardian of the sports venue allows a company to be associated with it by including its brand in the name of the venue ”, explained the mayor’s office through a statement.

“This public search marks the beginning of a major modernization project for the stadium, supported, now, with resources from a private investor”Added the official announcement.

The commercial naming rights of the Colombian soccer temple may have a national or international sponsor. The brands preselected in the application phase will be able to bid in the auction.

The District Secretary for Recreation and Sports appointed Puerta de Oro, Caribbean Development Company, to take charge of the process.

“The stadium, in this case, gains the possibility of obtaining additional income that allows its reinvestment, development and modernization, as well as expanding its recognition from the hand of a brand. The investing company, for its part, gains exposure in a place with wide media coverage, ”the statement said.

Interested companies and legal entities will find the application process here and They will have until Tuesday, September 29 at 10:00 am. to subscribe with the respective requirements.

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Ubisoft announces changes: There will be more inclusion of gender, ethnicity and orientation

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Minutes before the formal start of Ubisoft Forward, the French company released information related to the support of diverse groups in the video game industry. Clarifying that all types of people are invited to share their talent within their company, regardless of ethnicity, gender or orientation.

That is why the tutoring Womxn Develop at Ubisoft, which aims to attract all kinds of people who want to work in their development studies. Taking classes directly from experts so they can use those skills in triple A games.

This program will start from September 14 in San Francisco, Kyiv and Toronto. To be later expanded to other countries, starting with the branch of Paris in the next month of January.

Here the message of Yves Guillemot, CEO of the company:

On the other hand, investment in Ubisoft Graduate Program which aims to help recent graduates start their careers. This program has been active since 2014, providing opportunities for young talents, and it is planned to continue to improve over time.

Support for project management, UX design, online programming, and game programming will be subsidized. The best thing is that recent graduates have the opportunity to go to work at two studios, each with a different geographic location.

An opportunity that doesn’t come up often

If you are interested in creating games, do not hesitate to consult the page official of Ubisoft. Maybe you’ll find that momentum you needed to be one of tomorrow’s talents in video game creation in a triple-A studio.

What do you think of these initiatives? Are you interested in creating games? Tell us in the comments.

Source: Official statement.


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Neuquén: Martínez, Gutiérrez and Affronti analyzed the development of Vaca Muerta and the energy sector

“In the next two weeks we will incorporate two drilling rigs and a fracture set in Vaca Muerta, with the interest of showing our commitment to gradually resume activity, always considering the Covid-19 situation and being careful with the health of Workers”Affronti said. In that line, he indicated that “We are going to reach 45 active tower equipment in the Neuquén basin, both conventional and unconventional by the end of March.”

For his part, Governor Gutiérrez said: “I am convinced that energy, like food and education, is the basis for building from public policies, future and future.” And he added that “these are decision times and the most important thing is that there is a team. We are dialoguing, exchanging with the entire industry to value the articulation of public and private investment that contributes to economic and social development ”.

Meanwhile, according to the secretary, “this is the first of several meetings that we are going to hold with YPF” and also stressed that “we are making the mandate of President Alberto Fernández a reality, which is to federalize and that part of the policy decisions energy are taken from the region involved “.

In this sense, the secretary celebrated the presence of the CEO of YPF, along with his entire team, “It is a sample of the federal criteria that we want to promote in the Secretariat.” “Because this federal working mechanism is the new axis when it comes to thinking and making decisions for the energy sector”, added.

In addition, Affronti shared the need to be present in the province: “I totally agree with Darío that as a company YPF has to be present in the place where our oil and gas are produced, that is why one of the first decisions we made was the of split the Upstream vice presidency and locate a vice president in Neuquén with the focus on Vaca Muerta. “

On the other hand, the CEO of YPF highlighted “The capacity for dialogue of Guillermo Pereyra and the union leadership team to reach agreements. Our industry is in a critical situation in the country and in the world, with which we have to look for alternative solutions.”

Among the aspects analyzed, it was stated that the development objectives of the company should aim to produce energy in quantity and quality that require both families and the development of the economy and industry, and strengthen the development of all producing provinces.

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HUN joins clinical trial for vaccine against Covid-19

The Hospital Universidad del Norte, located in the municipality of Soledad, was endorsed by the National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima) to participate in the clinical trial for the third phase of the Covid-19 vaccine, which is developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

The health institution, which is located in the municipality of Soledad, is part of the list of six centers that already have the approval by the health authority to start the tests in the first weeks of September, after they are presented the results of the study in the previous phase.

Diego Castresana-Díaz, director of the Hospital Universidad del Norte, highlighted that participation in this trial is an endorsement of the scientific work carried out from his research center.

“We have participated in a large number of studies through the Research Center. Furthermore, these processes are always endorsed by a very strict ethics committee, which also monitors ”, he stated during a virtual press conference.

While Hugo Macareno, scientific director of the Hospital Universidad del Norte, said that this study seeks to determine the efficacy and safety of the vaccine to prevent the disease, which already leaves more than 23 million infected and 820 thousand deaths in the world.

“The inclusion criteria for this study are very rigorous. These studies will be with people between 18 and 68 years old, mainly those who are more exposed to the virus, “said Macareno.

The medical professional was emphatic in maintaining that among the exclusion criteria to participate in the clinical trial is having suffered the disease.

“The idea is that among the volunteers there are health workers, which is one of the populations that is most exposed to the virus. If a person is chosen to be part of this program, they must continue to use the precautionary measures ”, she indicated.

Silvia Aguilera, coordinator of scientific studies at Hospital Universidad del Norte, indicated that they are waiting for the sponsor of the study to determine the number of volunteers that are needed.

“Worldwide, 60 thousand people will take part in the test. The number that will be treated in each of the centers has not yet been defined and as soon as we have that data we will be able to define the strategies for their recruitment, ”said the medical professional.

Aguilera added that the main objective of phase three of the trial of this vaccine is “to validate the efficiency and safety in a representative group.”

“This test is very important to know how the virus behaves in the region. As a research center we are going to do everything possible so that this vaccine can be reliable and safe ”, he added.

In Barranquilla, the Cimedical clinical research center also received the endorsement to be part of this process.

Juan José Jaller, medical scientist at Cimedical, explained that the idea is that people over 18 years of age in good health and with a high risk of contagion participate. Each volunteer will have six face-to-face visits and weekly follow-ups to monitor if they are infected.

“This previous experience generates security, it also has the backing of the Johnson & Johnson group,” Jaller said in dialogue with EL HERALDO.

It should be noted that the people who will participate in the clinical trial will not receive any financial remuneration.

The invima speaks

The National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima) indicated that the approval for the development of this clinical trial is done “exceptionally”, to advance in logistical aspects related to the importation of the vaccine, medical supplies and training of the research team in the institutions approved to participate in the process.

The entity said that, in this way, the country is expected to be ready to begin recruiting participants from the month of September. The estimated primary completion date is March 2023, although initial results are expected in January next year.

“Colombia’s participation in this clinical trial is thanks to the efforts made by the national government to control the effects of the pandemic and to improve response times in regulatory procedures related to emergency care,” said Julio César Aldana, CEO of Invima.

Likewise, the official stressed that “the measures adopted allowed the materialization of a public health policy, placing Colombia on the world stage of viable countries to start clinical trials with these vaccines.”

In addition to the Hospital Universidad del Norte and the Cimedical clinical research center, the country approved the start of the clinical trial at the Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia (Bucaramanga), Caimed (Bogotá), Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander (Floridablanca) and Solano & Terront Medical Services (Bogotá), Invima indicated in a press release sent to this medium on Tuesday.

9 centers await the endorsement

The National Institute for Food and Drug Surveillance (Invima) reported that nine research centers throughout the country are awaiting verification of compliance with the requirements to be part of the clinical trial.

The Clínica de la Costa de Barranquilla is part of this small group together with the Valle del Lili Foundation (Cali), Medplus Prepaid Medicine (Bogotá), Pediatric Infectious Disease Center (Cali), Santa Fe Foundation (Bogotá), Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital (Medellín), Fundación Centro de Investigación Clínica CIC (Medellín), Program for Studies and Control of Tropical Diseases (Medellín) and High Complexity Scientific Assistance (Bogotá).

These centers seek to join the six that have already received the endorsement to carry out this study.

Globally, the third phase will initially take place in five other countries: the United States, Chile, Mexico, Peru and South Africa.

The clinical trial is expected to take place with a total population of 60,000 participants, proportionally distributed among these countries.

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Masks should not be mandatory for children under 5 years: WHO

A group of experts assembled by the World Health Organization examined the evidence on COVID-19 and its transmission in children, as well as the limited evidence available on child use of masks.

Based on that analysis and taking into account other factors, such as psychosocial needs and developmental milestones of children, WHO and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recommended that the use of a mask should not be mandatory for children under five years of age, for the sake of the safety and general interest of the child and given their inability to properly use a mask with minimal assistance.

The WHO and UNICEF recommend that children from 12 years of age use a mask in the same cases as adults, particularly when a minimum distance of one meter from others cannot be guaranteed and there is widespread transmission in the area.

Organizations advise, however, to always consult and respect the practices recommended by local authorities.

The masks that children should use

Generally healthy children can wear cloth or hygienic masks. In this way, it is possible to control the origin, that is, to avoid transmitting the virus to other people if the child is infected and is not aware that it is.

The adult providing the cloth mask should ensure that it is the correct size and sufficiently covers the child’s nose, mouth and chin.

Children with underlying health problems such as cystic fibrosis, cancer, or immunosuppression should, in consultation with their healthcare providers, wear medical or surgical masks.

Medical masks reduce the spread of the virus and protect the user and are recommended for anyone who is at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.

The correct way to use the mask

Children should follow the same principles as adults regarding the use of masks. This includes cleaning your hands before putting on the mask for at least 20 seconds if using a hydroalcoholic gel or at least 40 seconds if using soap and water.

Make sure that the mask is the right size to cover the nose, mouth, and chin. Children should be taught to use the mask correctly and, among other things, not to touch the front of the mask, not to pull it towards the chin or to put it in their mouth. They should keep the mask in a bag or envelope and not share it with anyone.

Masks for children with COVID-19

All children with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should wear a medical mask for as long as they can handle it. The child should be isolated and seek medical help as soon as she begins to feel ill, even if the symptoms are mild. Family members or caregivers who come within a meter of the sick child at home must also wear a mask.

Any household member who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19 should isolate themselves from everyone else, if possible. If the child comes within one meter of a sick person at home, both the adult and the child should wear a medical mask during that time.

Masks and sports

It is not recommended for children to wear the mask while playing sports or physical activities, such as running, jumping or playing on the playground, so that it does not affect their breathing. When organizing these types of activities for children, it is important to apply the rest of the fundamental public health measures: maintain a minimum distance of one meter from others, limit the number of children who play together, facilitate access to facilities for hand hygiene and encourage their use.

Masks and visors as an alternative option

In the context of COVID-19, some children may not be able to use masks, either due to certain disabilities or in specific situations, such as speech therapy classes, in which the teacher needs to see their mouths.

In these cases, face shields can be considered an alternative to face masks, but they do not provide equivalent protection to avoid transmitting the virus to others.

If you decide to use a mask, it must cover the entire face, surround it on both sides and extend below the chin. In addition, care must be taken when using them to prevent them from breaking and causing injury to the eyes or face.

Adults should use a mask with children

In areas of widespread transmission, all adults under the age of 60 and in general good health should wear a cloth mask when they cannot guarantee a distance of at least one meter from others. This is particularly important for adults who work with children and who may have close contact with children and with each other.

People 60 and older and those with an underlying condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung cancer, should wear a medical or surgical mask, as they are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.

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They extend ‘pico y cédula’ until August 31 in Barranquilla

Barranquilla continues to advance towards a new stage in the economic reopening process. Within the framework of this process, the district mayor’s office announced that the measure of ‘peak and cedula’ with even and odd numbers is maintained for the departures that citizens must necessarily make.

As stated by the District, the current schedule will be in effect until August 31. In addition, she recalled that the schedules for the practice of individual physical activity for adults between 18 and 69 years old are maintained: between 5:00 and 8:00 a.m. and between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Likewise, the district administration indicated that the restriction for the use of common spaces such as fields and games for children is maintained, despite the fact that the indicators in the city continue to register a constant improvement.

As stated by the District, the recovery rate is close to 85% and the ICU availability is 48%, while the average positivity rate is 14.3% during the last 7 days, that is, 16, 2 percentage points below the national average (30.5%).

“We continue to advance, but we cannot lower our guard. To the extent that this trend continues and we make gradual, safe and responsible reopening, we will recover the productive and social life of the city, ”said Mayor Jaime Pumarejo Heins.

New pilots

The District indicated that the Ministries of Health and the Interior authorized pilots for the practice of individual sports, as well as the operation of sports venues, gyms, cinemas and games of chance, which they will begin to review for future reopening.

In relation to the ‘Barranquilla Deportista’ plan, the practice of individual sports, nautical, tennis and athletics is contemplated, while the opening of gyms will be done with air exchange or effective ventilation.

The opening of sports fields and / or stages has been proposed in open spaces for the practice of permitted group sports, while the pilot of cinemas would be launched in open spaces (drive-in cinema).

Likewise, games of chance must comply with all capacity conditions including the review of central airs, correct air circulation and HEPA filters.

On the other hand, the national government gave endorsement to expand the pilot of restaurants, allowing their operation in terraces or closed places with air exchange or effective ventilation.

Pumarejo indicated that the construction of a plan to reactivate the tourism sector is underway in conjunction with the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and the Presidential Council for Economic Affairs.

“We want to become pioneers in the reactivation of the tourism sector, focused on the potential of Barranquilla in the production chain of business and event tourism, in addition to attracting foreign investment with an export vocation, and thus be an example of resilience and good practices for resume the path of growth, “said the mayor.

Restaurant pilot balance

The district administration also delivered a positive balance on the start of the gastronomic sector pilot: the 30 restaurants registered between 40% and 80% of attendance, increased sales and a large number of reservations for this weekend.

He also explained that they have been working hand in hand with unions, businessmen and workers from other sectors to return to work in the safest way.

“We have been active in providing technical tools and support to the different activities and sectors in their reactivation process, through the District’s Entrepreneur Support Unit and with the validation and pedagogy visits of the biosafety protocols,” said the Secretary of Economic Development, Ricardo Plata Sarabia.

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