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Screen_Shot_2013-12-06_at_8.22.21_PMThe hurricane season may be closed for this year but in certain areas across the north some residents are still facing the aftermath of floods. Residents in at least one area, the Louisiana Area in Orange Walk Town, are receiving much needed medical assistance courtesy of Area Representative, Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez. Dr. Mendez says that he saw the urgency for medical assistance, especially for children after having visited the area when the river was high and flooded many yards.


Dr. Marco Tulio – East Area Representative, OW


“I know that people are exposed to many, many types of infections especially respiratory infections; cough and cold and also problems with the skin; fungus and all sorts of disease that they could be pre-disposed and so when we did the visit or course I saw the problems that the children were going through and the entire family so I di told them that I was going to come and provide them a medical service free of charge, free for the people because I know the things are very difficult nowadays and I know this is going to be a relief.  Different specialties are being covered, we have an internist how is an adult specialist, we have also a surgeon in case any problem with specially with pains that they would go, that have been going through kidney stones or whatever, we have also two gynecologists that are providing the service specially to pregnant woman that we know that with all the problems that they have sent through, I just want to make sure that everything is covered providing also with ultra sound free of cost to the pregnant mothers, those that have not been able to do it, I now that as I told you it is hard times so we are trying to see how best we could assist them.”


Dalila Ical – Reporter


“Will there be follow-up services should in case one or two of these patients that come here present a little more serious problem?”


Dr. Marco Tulio – East Area Representative, OW


“Yes I have told them that any serious problem they go through with the services that we are providing him them there we give them a phone number and we follow them up it is very important.”


Over fifty children and adults had enlisted themselves for the free medical services by mid afternoon today. The patients were provided with basic medication free of cost including antibiotics, vitamins, and creams among others. Dr. Mendez says they will be holding other clinics in other parts of the Louisiana Area in the days to come.

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