Arequipa, Peru: No Medicines to Help During Record Cold Temps

Posted on June 10, 2011 • Filed under: Enviromental Issues, Health, Latin America Health, Peru, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate reports that in Caylloma Province record cold temperatures are being recorded. However, health centers do not have the medicines to address sickness that results from the cold temperature. There are no available medicines for pneumonia and acute respiratory infections. The mayor of the province, Elmer Caceres says that the cold threatens over 20,000 people that live in his jurisdiction. According to government authorities, it will take about 40 million soles and 40 tons of warm clothing to meet the needs of the 16 districts in Caylloma province.Read Article

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