A number of residents living in outlying areas are beginning to benefit from medical outreaches by the Diamond Hospital in collaboration with the Regional Health Department of Region Four and the Cuban brigade at the Diamond hospital.
A release from Region Four said that Medical Superintendent of the Diamond Hospital, Dr Orlyn Collins disclosed that the initiative was first birthed at Pakuri, formerly St Cuthbert’s Mission and they have now ventured to Kuru Kuru where they are seeking to address a barrage of health issues and concerns.
She said that the intent of this outreach is basically to offer the public premium medical care. “We realized that some patients or residents in this area do not have easy access to medical care despite a health centre being present within the community,” Dr. Collins said.
“Our primary focus here is to demonstrate to the public that we have not forgotten them as we still see them as being very important and that is why if they can’t come to us we are prepared to go to them, and hopefully not only with this outreach offer the medical attention that is needed but it would also raise patient awareness that the Diamond Hospital is still functioning and we are still very competent as we continue to deliver quality health care,” she said.
Dr. Marina Torrez, Director of Cuban Brigade at the Diamond Hospital said that the collaboration is one that her agency has been seeking for a while. She said that some 30 Cuban medical practitioners from the Diamond Hospital were part of the outreach, which included eleven specialists.
The next outreach has been scheduled for the community of Agricola.