Policlínico Peruano Americano is relieving the strain on the existing health infrastructure in the communities we are serving. The philosophies adopted at the clinic are based heavily on education and prevention. Not only are patients being treated for their illnesses, but they are being educated as to why they are sick and how they can prevent sickness in the future. This approach sets us apart from the other health options in the area and makes us a leader in the medical community.
Ongoing Presence from July 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015
Plans for the Future
The RMF/PAMS (Peruvian American Medical Society) annual Medical Mission was carried out on August 18th, 19th, and 20th.
Volunteers from PAMS not only provided medical care, but also made donations. This year they donated an EKG machine for RMF’s clinic.
Dental work has restarted. We are counting on Dr. Wendy’s consultation and campaigns.
In July and September, the RMF Peru team conducted a fluoride campaign and a height and weight campaign in different schools of the San Clemente district.
On August 15, 2007, Pisco, Peru experienced a deadly earthquake: 7.9 on the Richter scale. Over 500 people died, more than 37,000 families were left without homes, and 150,000 people were left without water. The majority of the health infrastructure was damaged or destroyed in the earthquake, and the people were in need of medical attention. Real Medicine Foundation’s team was deployed to Peru on October 12 in an effort to assist those most in need.
The primary objective of our project was to bring long-term free healthcare to the victims of the earthquake who had lost their homes, possessions, and in many cases, loved ones. The areas most affected were Pisco, Ica, Chincha, Cañete, and Huancavelica. The site of the RMF clinic is in San Clemente, Pisco. San Clemente is the poorest district of Pisco, and the overwhelming majority of people cannot afford to pay for health services. In addition, outreach programs have been initiated to service the health needs in the very remote and impoverished areas around San Clemente and Pisco.
Silvia Guerra was born July 18, 1980 in the city of Lima. She currently lives in San Clemente. Silvia is 35 years old and married. She arrived at Policlínico Peruano Americano with these symptoms: low back pain, fever, vomiting, and abdominal cramps. Medical diagnosis: intestinal bacterial infection.
Metoclopramide 10 mg oral use, every 8 hours for 3 days
Metamizol 1 g / ml + Hyoscine 10mg; IV for 1 day, IM for 2 days
Ciprofloxacin 500mg 1 tab every 12 hours for 3 days
Sonia Espinoza Chuquihuaccha was born on May 5, 1971 in the city of Pisco. She currently lives in San Clemente, she is a housewife and is 44 years old. She arrived at the clinic with complaints of back pain and a headache. Her glucose result was 1.94 mg / dl. Medical diagnosis: back pain / Diabetes Mellitus II.
Glicenex duo 500 / 5mg; 1 tablet after breakfast for 30 days
Ketorolac 60mg / 2ml; IM ampoule every 24 hours for 3 days