PRLog (Press Release) – Jan 31, 2012 – Hundreds of residents who live in the remote communities of southwest Nicaragua will receive free healthcare at the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic’s Annual Health Care Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 4, in Limon 1 Tola, Rivas, Nicaragua.
A team of more than 30 medical professionals from Nicaragua and the United States are volunteering their services to provide health check ups, preventive medical care, eye and dental exams and other screenings for the men, women and children that the clinic serves.
The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic provides free and low-cost health services to the local community, including emergency and primary care, low cost dentistry and laboratory services, internal surgeries in certain trauma cases, and ambulance service to the nearest hospital when more advanced medical attention is needed. Last year, the clinic began holding on-call hours, allowing patients to have access to medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The clinic is expecting double the number of participants from last year, so donations to help fund this event are welcome and much appreciated. The Roberto Clemente Health Clinic relies on the generous donations of individuals and organizations to continue to provide emergency and primary care. In addition, the clinic’s volunteer program connects medical, student and other volunteers with hands-on opportunities to work with patients. And the Padrino Program allows participants to sponsor a child by making monthly donations to fund his/her health care and educational needs.
For more information about this event, please contact Juan Munoz (USA) at jmunoz @ nicaclinic.org or Juan Vargas (Nicaragua) at jvargas @ nicaclinic.org. To learn more about the Roberto Clemente Health Clinic, visit http://www.nicaclinic.org/.
Phone: 1-410-369-0512; English – Nicaragua: 8675-0100; Spanish