Minsa attends to 80 migrants a day in temporary shelter in Locería

An average of 80 migrant patients from the temporary shelter located in Locería, have been treated since last October 24, by the Health team of the Metropolitan region.

According to the authorities at the care post during the seven-day period, according to statistics reported medical care for 505 people, with a daily average of 80 patients.

They detailed that they have also treated approximately 100 children and made a total of 10 transfers to health facilities.

Israel Cedeño Metropolitan Regional Director pointed out that the pathologies most diagnosed are gastrointestinal infections, minor injuries, minor traumas, skin infections, diarrhoea, and dehydration.

He added that these patients are provided with other specialized care such as that carried out by the Mental Health team with therapy for a total of 300 migrants.

In this sense, the human health personnel that continue to provide daily services add up to more than 15 professionals including doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, pharmacy, medical records, mental health, social work and health promotion, in addition to the support of the Red Cross and the Migration Service.

The regional director of Health pointed out that inter-institutional work continues to support migrants who come from the provinces of Chiriquí, Darién and the Albrook terminal, which is expected to keep the shelter active for a few more weeks.

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