Peru: Cuban Doctors Take Care of Over 2,500 Patients
Piura, Peru, April 7 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban medical brigade took care of a total of 2,570 patients, mostly children and adolescents, in four days of work in this northern city of the country and in the shelters of victims of the floods that hit this region.
The head of the brigade of 23 doctors and other professionals, Rolando Piloto, said that the figure was reached yesterday and noted that 33 percent of the patients are children and 1,450, more than half, under the age of 18.
The work of Cuban doctors is carried out in this city and in shelters where thousands of refugees who have lost their homes and now live in tents due to the floods and require the attention of the medical personal, to the extent that they form long lines for it.
Piloto said that yesterday the first child was born in a delivery unit under the care of the gynecologist-obstetrician of the brigade, Mercy Boris, being a delivery with complications that had a happy ending with the mother and baby in good condition, in Cesamica Maternity Hospital, in the city.
He also highlighted the actions of epidemiological surveillance carried out by the brigade, which has a profile in that specialty, and noted that the tests that were carried out initially among patients to detect cases of diseases, such as dengue, zika, and chikungunya, for which acumulated waters and heat are favorable, increased.
Since yesterday, he said, the refugees tents are visited and their temperature is taken to detect fever, one of the symptoms of these communicable diseases, and during the day 857 people were detected with that symptom, being now under observation.
Also in the previous day, specialists in internal medicine visited a shelter that houses 16 patients with HIV positive, who will be evaluated every week.
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