Peru: Policlínico Peruano Americano
Founder Dr. Martina Fuchs Joins Mission Activities: Q4 2018
February 01, 2019
Magali M. de Pujalt
Summary of Activities
On August 15, 2007, Pisco, Perú experienced a deadly earthquake: 7.9 on the Richter scale. Over 1,000 people died, 40,000 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 many people were in need of medical attention. Real Medicine Foundation’s team was deployed to Perú on October 12, 2007 in an effort to assist those in need.
During this Quarter:
- We received a pleasant visit from our founder, Dr. Martina Fuchs.
- We carried out work reunions with the whole RMFP team under the direction of Dr. Martina Fuchs and the participation of Alejandro via Skype.
- We visited a well-known company that exports asparagus in order to offer our services for their employees. We were met by the administrator, Mr. Mancini, who, after listening to Dr. Martina Fuch’s presentation, asked us for a letter requesting authorization to present our work to his employees. While visiting the company, we were able to appreciate the manual labor of the 400 employees who are responsible for the classification and selection of asparagus for export.
- The psychology work began in the educational institution of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Group evaluations are conducted in the library. After the evaluation, the report is given to the parents who come to the Peruvian American Clinic.
- In October and November, Policlínico Peruano Americano introduced cardiology services. Dr. Ernesto Valdivieso, a cardiologist, volunteers his services three times a week.
- As of December, psychologist Francis began volunteering his services.
We received a pleasant visit from our founder, Dr. Martina Fuchs, with whom we carried out various activities.
A free medical campaign was conducted in the district of San Andres for 21 families who just days before were victims of a ferocious fire which destroyed their homes (made of cane) and all their belongings. RMFP was present to provide medical care, dentistry, and psychology for everyone affected. Medicine and repellant were also distributed free of charge.
We conducted a Chocolatada party in the country house La Yesera in Pisco, where 90 children joyfully participated, receiving gifts, candy, and a show.
We conducted visits to various schools to meet with directors and present our services to benefit the well-being of their students. We also accompanied the psychologists during their scheduled talks with the parents of IEI 181, and Martina was able to speak with the parents and children.
In the months of October, November, and December, the RMF Perú team visited different schools to offer dentistry services, conduct talks on oral hygiene, and administering free dental cleanings to students.
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.
- 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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Ana Paula Apolaya Vasquez
10 Years Old
Ana Paula Apolaya Vasquez is a 10-year-old patient with HCL: 20360 who, accompanied by her mother, arrived at the clinic for a psychology consult. The mother described that her daughter does not want to go to school because she has been called insulting names by her schoolmates, she is depressed, she lacks appetite, and her school performance has decreased. Because her mother makes her go to school, the child has been rebelling against her. After the consultation, the patient was diagnosed with problems related to social exclusion and rejection.
- Individual and family psychotherapy
- Emotional support
- Self-help literature
- Reinforce skills during the improvement process.
- Learn techniques to control and manage emotions.
Nicolas Zamora Moron
6 Years Old
Nicolas Zamora Moron is a 6-year-old patient with HCL: 20805 who came with his mother to the clinic for a psychology consult. The mother described that the academic performance of her youngest son is below average for his age group, his speech is limited, which presents difficulties with verbal communication, he is easily distracted, and he shows a strong attachment to his mother. After the consultation, the patient was diagnosed with a mixed specific developmental disorder with inadequate family support.
- Neurological evaluation
- Speech therapy
- Interdisciplinary follow-up of the patient’s progress
- Psychological evaluation within 6 months
Eugenia Quichca Aquina
70 Years Old
Eugenia Quichca Aquina is a 70-year-old woman who came to the clinic with symptoms and discomfort for 1 week of liquid stool approximately 4 times a day, abdominal pain and gas, and a burning sensation in the abdomen. The medical examination provided the patient with a diagnosis of GECA and gastritis.
- Furazolidone 100 mg, 1 tablet every 12 hours for 4 days
- Enterogermina, 1 bottle every 8 hours for 2 days
- Omeprazole 20 mg, 1 tab every 24 hours on an empty stomach for 7 days
Olinda Aquije Garcia
64 Years Old
Olinda Aquije Garcia is a 64-year-old woman who came to the clinic presenting with dizziness and headaches. During the medical consult, she discussed with the doctor that she also has difficulty breathing and a rapid heart rate accompanied by bitterness in her mouth; she also explained that 3 years ago she was diagnosed with fatty liver by ultrasound. The medical examination showed that the patient’s oropharynx, lungs, and heart are without distress, but the patient was diagnosed with a fatty liver and depressive disorder.
- Hepabionta, 1 tablet every 12 hours for 3 days