Bolivia: Disability Study Begins New Phase
- Submitted by: admin
- Science and Technology
- South America
- Health and Medicine
- Politics and Government
- 03 / 03 / 2010
In 2009, nearly one hundred Cuban and Bolivian professionals visited Plan Tres Mil (Santa Cruz), Orinoca (Oruro), El Alto and Viacha (La Paz) and detected more than 7,000 people with psychomotor limitations.
The handing over of special equipments as walking sticks and wheelchairs, which improved the life quality of the sick people, was guaranteed with the immediate aid of the government of Venezuela.
The solidarity mission is expected to reach the nine departments gradually this time.
National Director of the International Coordination Department of the Health Ministry Edgar Butron told Prensa Latina that they count on all the necessary resources and coordination to begin this task on March 4.
The door-by-door study is carried out by quartets made up of doctors, geneticists, rehabilitation specialists and members of the Bolivian Armed Forces to detect people with disabilities and assist them with the necessary aids.