More Than 19,000 Bolivians Received Medical Care at Health Fair

More than 19,000 Bolivians from Cochabamba (Tropic) have on Tuesday diagnosis, treatment and information about diseases they suffer, after receiving free medical care in different specialties during the 16th Comprehensive Health Fair.

This government initiative was carried out from March 22 to 24, at the headquarters of the Coordinator of the Six Federations of Cochabamba (Tropic), in the town of Lauca Ñ.

'We have held the health fair in Lauca Ñ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and it has been very fruitful, during these three days, we have assisted about 19,456 patients including babies, children, adults and seniors,' Health Minister Gabriela Montaño stated.

The minister said that the largest number of consultations was in dentistry, with more than 5,000 patients, general medicine with 3,600 patients, ophthalmology with 1,800 and gynecology with more than 1,000 women.

The minister said that the largest number of consultations was in dentistry, with more than 5,000 patients, general medicine with 3,600 patients, ophthalmology with 1,800 and gynecology with more than 1,000 women.

The Ministry of Health and the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Bolivia deployed 54 specialists, 150 general practitioners, 20 community doctors from the Juana Azurduy Bond, 20 telehealth professionals, 31 nurses from the Japanese Technical School; as well as laboratory staff, pharmacists, dentists and technical support.

At first, the Integral General Practitioners, along with doctors from the Bolivian program Mi Salud (My Health), consulted each of the patients, completely free of charge, and referred them to the specialties, according to the pathology they presented.

Specialties such as dermatology, cardiology, pediatrics, internal medicine, gastroenterology, general medicine, allergology, neurology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, endocrinology, angiology, nephrology, orthopedics, physiatry, gynecology, surgery, psychiatry, dentistry , imaging and rheumatology, were included during this fair's edition.

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