Bolivia: Departure of nuns leaves hospital specializing in leishmaniasis and leprosy in poor financial health

Posted on January 31, 2012 • Filed under: Bolivia, Latin America Health, Religion

Jorochito Dermatological Hospital, located 43 kilometers southeast of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, still feel the void left by the Sisters of the Congregation “Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.”
In the corridors of the hospital, where the nuns used to run from one place to another in search of medical care for the sick, are now only memories and a bleak environment. Reality. Two years after the departure of the missionary sisters, Dermatological Hospital, departmental and national reference for caring for patients with leishmaniasis and leprosy free of charge, through one of its worst crisis. Doctors, nurses and patients in the hospital decided to break the silence and require the Department of Health Services (Headquarters), which has its administration, the provision of at least six items to fill the vacancies left by the religious and the hiring of two specialists to attend to patients admitted during the evening and night shifts. Read Article

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