Peru: Policlínico Peruano Americano

Ultrasound Exams Resume: Q2 2015

December 09, 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

  • In April, problems with the local ownership continued, forcing us to suspend a few days of work to lobby with the mayor so that he would pay the corresponding outstanding months of rent.
  • The landlord came to negotiate with the mayor directly, to regularize their payments and renew their contracts.
  • The the renewal documents for IPREDA were not obtained.
  • In May, Dr. David Torrealva rejoined the RMF team. He was well received by the patients and ultrasound examinations were resumed.


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Results &

Accomplishments

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    Case 1

    Clemente Morón María Magdalena, 44 years old, Pisco-born and lives in Pisco currently. She has been coming to the clinic since 2009; this time she sought treatment for general discomfort. The diagnosis was Acute Tonsillopharyngitis.

    Treatment

    500mg of Amoxicillan orally every 6 hours for 5 days.

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    Case 2

    Mrs. Yauri de Huamani, 64 yeras old, lives with her daughter. The patient had a throat ache, cough for approximately three days, and general discomfort. She was examined by the doctor; the diagnosis was bronchitis.

    Treatment

    1 bottle of Procaine Penicillin and 4MG of Dexamethasone for 3 days.
    30MG/5ML of Ambroxol (1 tablespoon) every 8 hours for 5 days.
    500MG of Azythromycin every 24 hours after eating for 3 days, and 20MG Prednisona every 8 hours.

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    Case 3

    Alejo Segovia Samir Snic, 3 years old. The child was brought to the clinic after having a cough with phlegm for 4 consecutive days, fever for 2 days, and nasal congestion. He was examined by the doctor and diagnosed with Acute Faringitis.

    Treatment

    15mg/5ml of Dextromethorphan every 8 hours for 4 days.
    1000000 IU of Procaine Penicillin à 500IU + 2MG IM of Dexamethasone for 3 days.

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    Case 4

    Trini Lilliana Flores Jaico, born May 20, 1967, in Humay; lives in San Clemente. She’s a stay-at-home single mother, with a daughter named [not given]. The patient, Lilia, complained of muscular pain, nasal congestion, and cough. The medical diagnosis: Acute Faringitis.

    Treatment

    75MG/3ML of Diclofenac / 4MG/2ML of Dexamethasone injected intramuscularly for 2 days of treatment.
    1 tab of 10MG Loratadina after breakfast for 5 days.
    1 tablespoon of 15MG/5ML Dextrometorfano every 8 hours for 4 days.

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    Case 5

    Jaica Licapa Claudia Inocencia, born July 28, 1925 in Ayacucho; lives in San Clemente, married, 90 years old. She came to the Peruvian American clinic with back pain, dizziness, and constipation. The doctor diagnosed her with back and stomach pain.

    Treatment

    550 MG of Naproxeno, 1 tab per day, after lunch.
    60MG/2ML of Ketorolac and 4mg/ml of injectable Dexamethasone, 1 day injected intramuscularly.
    1 Tablespoon of Lactose every 8 hours after lunch.

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    Case 6

    Paronia Huallca Julio, born in Ayacucho; lives in San Clemente. Has been coming to the clinic since 2012; today came in with a powerful headache. The doctor detected high blood pressure, and perscribed 25MG of Captopril every 12 hours for 10 days.
    This month she came in with strong neck pain and Dr. Le detected a cervial fracture.

    Treatment

    1 M-T-N of Diclofenac for 10 days
    100 MG of Orphenadrine every 12 hours for 5 days
    550 MG of Naproxen every 8 hours for 7 days.

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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: 1,179

Policlínico Peruano Americano
  • Patients Seen: 1,179
  • Average per day: 23
  • New Patients: 138
Demographics:
  • Male: 574
  • Female: 605
  • <1 year: 47
  • 1 – 5 years: 231
  • 6 – 14 years: 197
  • 15 – 24 years: 122
  • 25 – 39 years: 45
  • 20 – 59 years: 377
  • 60+ years: 150
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