Peru: Policlínico Peruano Americano
Fluoride Campaigns in Local Schools: Q4 2015
December 31, 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 October 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015
- Policlínico Peruano Americano operations continued successfully in this reporting period.
- We fulfilled the requirements to renew our license with IPREDE.
- We conducted our fluoride and weight and height campaigns in San Clemente district schools.
- We continue to ask the municipality to make timely payments so our electricity and other services are not cut off.
- Command buttons on the EKG machine are now working properly and the EKG service has been restored.
- Unfortunately, we were not able to hold our children’s “Chocolatada” Christmas Party this year, due to district authorities’ lack of interest.
Plans for the Future
- Continue successful clinic operations.
- Visit the Municipality of San Clemente frequently to track needed payments for Policlínico Peruano Americano’s rent and electricity, as per their commitment.
- We will test two nurse technician candidates to fill vacancies left by Lizbeth and Nelly.
- We have requested appointments to meet with the mayors of Independencia, San Andres, and Paracas to aquaint them with our project. Because the current mayor of San Clemente is indifferent towards our work, we are seeking a municipality that will be more conducive to the project’s success.
- We will have the damaged EKG machine and the dental chair repaired.
Suriela Coronado Rojas was born February 14, 2013. Suriela’s mother brought her to Policlínico Peruano Americano with symptoms of vomiting and a dry cough. Diagnosis: acute bronchial obstruction syndrome.
Ibuprofen 100mg orally every 8 hours for two days
Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim 200/40: 1 ampoule IM every 12 hours
Cinthia Rojas Gomes is 47 years old and lives in San Clemente. She arrived at the clinic with symptoms of coughing, phlegm, and chest pain when coughing. Diagnosis: acute bronchial obstruction syndrome
Dexamethasone 4mg intramuscular for two days
Doxycycline 100mg 1 every twelve hours for six days
Sinflu every 12 hours for 5 days
Ingrid Laura Castillo is 24 years old and lives in San Clemente. She arrived at Policlínico Peruano Americano with these symptoms: abdominal pain, headache, and loss of appetite. Diagnosis: urinary tract infection and gastritis.
Omeprazole 20mg every 12 hours
Ciprofloxacin 500mg every 12 hours
Uratan-D every 8 hours
Flor Castillo Franco was born March 23, 1979. She arrived at the clinic with dermal pain.
Metronidazole 500mg every 24 hours for 1 month
Rozel cream, apply to face every 12 hours for one month
Roman Francisco was born in Apurimac on August 21, 1952. He is married and lives in San Clemente. He works as a bricklayer. He arrived at the clinic with pruritic skin lesions that were exacerbated by the sun.
Noder 1% apply morning – night for 4 days
150mg Fluconazole .2v / s for 4 days
Loratadine 10mg after lunch for 3 days
Chlorpheniramine 10mg / 2ml, apply intramuscularly for 2 days
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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Direct Beneficiaries: 3,826
Policlínico Peruano Americano
- Patients Seen: 3,826
- Average per day: 63
- New Patients: 162
- Male: 1,739
- Female: 2,087
- <1 years: 70
- 1 – 5 years: 610
- 6 – 14 years: 1,051
- 15 – 24 years: 717
- 25 – 39 years: 537
- 20 – 59 years: 625
- 60+ years: 216