Emergency medical tents set up at La Altagracia Basilica; people urged to prevent diseases spread by flood waters


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Feb 20, 2019

The Ministry of Public Health has set up mobile hospitals on the grounds of the La Altagracia Basilica in Higuey. The Ministry of Public Health installed the tents to offer health services to population affected by Hurricane Fiona in La Altagracia. Doctors are attending for general medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, mental health consultations. Covid-19 tests, vaccinations and more is available for free.

Public Health Minister Daniel Rivera told the population that now is the time to focus on preventing salmonellosis, leptospirosis, Escherichia coli, that especially may affect those who have been exposed to puddles and other sources of contaminated water. He urged people to seek treatment early to avoid these diseases. He also called for people to prevent dengue. He said gastroenteritis is a common disease affecting those in shelters. He urged people to be...

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