The Community of Madrid has made the Ice Palace of Majadahonda available to the health authorities this Saturday, the third enclosure of these characteristics enabled in the region to welcome those killed by the coronavirus since the beginning of this health crisis.
The health authority will be the one that, in the next few hours, orders the entry into operation of these facilities, the regional government has specified in a press release.
It is a space to facilitate the work of the funeral services, mitigate the pain of families and the situation of hospitals in the region, said the Madrid Executive.
The Majadahonda Ice Palace has 1,800 square meters of surface and, after having been adapted in just twenty-four hours, is ready to receive some 440 deceased.
The building, which will serve the entire regional healthcare network, is located in front of the Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda University Hospital in the Community of Madrid.
The Minister of Justice, Interior and Victims of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, and the Mayor of Majadahonda, José Luis Álvarez Ustarroz, supervised the work on conditioning this infrastructure this afternoon.
The Ministry of Justice, Interior and Victims, through the General Directorate of Security and the Madrid 112 Security and Emergency Agency, the Military Emergency Unit (UME) and the Majadahonda City Council have collaborated in the work.
For the entry into service of this space, all the protocols related to the treatment of deceased by COVID-19 have been taken into account, both in terms of health security and those related to the dignified and respectful treatment of victims.
The work in this enclosure will complement the work that is being carried out during these weeks at the facilities of the Ice Palace in Madrid and the future Institute of Legal Medicine, in Valdebebas, in collaboration with the Madrid funeral services.