Peru: Policlínico Peruano Americano

Dental Exams Resumed: Q3 2015

September 30, 2015
Magali M. de Pujalt


Summary of Activities

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

  • We presented the documents requested by IPREDA for the renewing of our license
  • Because the municipality did not fulfill their payment of electric services, our work was very limited for 10 days due to the lack of electricity. We met with the Mayor of the municipality to discuss the issue.
  • We have closed the orthodontist clinic for now; planning to restart later in 2016.
  • The RMF/PAMS (Peruvian American Medical Society) annual Medical Mission was carried out on August 18th, 19th, and 20th.
  • The Minister of Health has started a campaign for more (medical) technical people, in which our technicians are lobbying for better pay.

Plans for the Future

  • Provide new services with the newly donated EKG machine
  • Distribute clothing donated by Dr. Tapia’s family
  • Continue the fluoride campaigns in schools
  • Begin our campaign for the annual children’s “Chocolatada” Christmas Party


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Results &

Accomplishments

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    Medical Mission

    A Joint Effort

    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 Health Peru Boy

    Campaign for Health

    Dental Hygiene

    Dental work has restarted. We are counting on Dr. Wendy’s consultation and campaigns.

  • students assembled for education

    Health Education

    Fluoride/ Height and Weight 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.

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Background

& Objectives

Background

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.


Objectives
  • Treatment of acute and chronic illnesses at our urgent care center, “Policlínico Peruano Americano.”
  • To provide all basic health services for free. To promote co-responsibility and sustainability, the clinic requests a minimal fee for specialty services, such as lab work and ultrasounds, and offers wholesale prices for medication. Patients who cannot afford minimal fees or wholesale prices are not charged.
  • To improve the comprehensive health of the community through outreach programs, educational programs, and public health initiatives.
  • Prevention and health education are strongly emphasized in all facets of the clinic’s operations.
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Numbers

Served

Direct Beneficiaries: 2,817

Policlínico Peruano Americano
  • Patients Seen: 2,817
  • Average per Day: 47
  • New Patients: 479
Demographics:
  • Male: 1,183
  • Female: 1,634
  • <1 years: 51
  • 1-5 years: 232
  • 6-14 years: 1,330
  • 15-24 years: 96
  • 25-39 years: 79
  • 20-59 years: 838
  • 60+ years: 191
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Success

Stories

Pedro Poma Peru

Case 1

Pedro Savedra Poma is 34 years old and lives in San Clemente. He lives with his parents and works in a bakery. Pedro arrived at the clinic with sharp pains in his throat and head. He was diagnosed with Pharyngoeonsillitis.

Treatment
Loratadine 1 per day
Prenidsone 20mg
Salbutamol 3 times a day

Silvia Guerra and daughter

Case 2

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.

Treatment
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

Case 3

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.

Treatment
Glicenex duo 500 / 5mg; 1 tablet after breakfast for 30 days
Ketorolac 60mg / 2ml; IM ampoule every 24 hours for 3 days

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