PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED

by Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED

Dear donor, please receive a warm greeting. We at the Grupo Puntacana Foundation truly appreciate your contribution. We are able to serve quality health care services to thousands of children living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region because of supporters like you. We are grateful that so many generous souls are supporting our cause. Thank you for helping us save precious lives.

Located in the community of Verón and accessible to all vulnerable communities of the Punta Can region. This health center, inaugurated in 2017, provides quality primary care to more than 15,000 children (0-15 years old) belonging to low income families .

This and all the reports to follow will update you on our progress and how your donation is been invested in this social initiative.

Currently 100% of the medical services are available and they are being demanded by the population. The patient service hours are from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, except the 24-hour emergency service (every day, including weekends and holidays).

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, x ray services, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program (together with UNICEF and “Sanar una Nación”), pharmacy services, staff training program.

In the last 3 months the center served 6,336 patients

The areas with the highest flow of patients are emergency, pediatric consultations, laboratory and vaccination. The most common medical cases in the last months: Respiratory infections , febrile syndrome, skin infections, injuries from external causes and gastrointestinal disorders.

The center has been focused in the following activities and programs:

• Promotion of the Children's Reading Program thanks to the collaboration of Akron Children’s Hospital. The books that patients receive stimulate the imagination, creativity and fun.

• Vaccination program: Aiming to increase the percentage of children immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases.

• Dental days: Promotion of dental health and the prevention of cavities through talks and consultations

• Collaboration with the government entity CONANI (National Council for Children) by working closely for the well-being of children and adolescents recruited by the institution, specially those affected by poverty and violence. They are benefited from medical care, preventive health and nutrition programs

• Nutrition Program, with the support of UNICEF, it seeks to identify children who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in order to closely monitor them and provide them nutritional supplements.

• Restart of inter-institutional collaboration programs together with Akron Children’s Hospital and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) that promotes staff training, dissemination of good medical practices, research, and constant improvement of patient service through telemedicine, internships and rotation students

There are still goals to achieve in this stage of the project:

• Purchase the needed medical equipment and furniture: Additional desktop computers, printer CR-X30, additional telephones, new dental chair, sterilizer, vacuum cleaner for the emergency area, new seating sets for the waiting area.

• Purchase and implement a software to improve the administrative efficiency

• Increase the staff training programs

• Increase the supply of medical materials and medications.

Looking forward you continue to partner with us !

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project.

If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

Thank you very much again for your support !

Best wishes !

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. Thank you for your contribution, we are thrilled to have your support. Through your donation we have been able to serve quality health care services to thousands of children living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region. You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!

It is so rewarding to arrive at the pediatric center any morning and see so many children in need receiving medical attention and the alleviation on their mothers' faces as well.

This and all the reports to follow will update you on our progress and how your donation is been invested in this social initiative.

Currently 100% of the medical services are available and they are being demanded by the population.

The patient service hours are from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, except the 24-hour emergency service (every day, including weekends and holidays).

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, x ray services, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program (together with UNICEF and “Sanar una Nación”), pharmacy services, staff training program.

From September to November 2022 the center served 7,999 patients  

The areas with the highest flow of patients are emergency, pediatric consultations, laboratory and vaccination. 

The most common medical cases in the last months: Respiratory infections , febrile syndrome, skin infections, injuries from external causes and gastrointestinal disorders.  

Also we held the following activities:

  • Dental day together with World of Smiles and New York University. The staff found that 35% of the children they saw had caries (18 out of 52 children) with 6 of those children mentioning there was some pain. We plan to develop a dental care program along with those entities focused in prevention 
  •  Promotion of the Children's Reading Program, thanks to the collaboration of Akron's Children Hospital. The books that patients receive (through this program) stimulate the imagination, creativity and fun. They also try to arouse in them an interest in everything that surrounds them; becoming at the same time tools for their development and education. In the last 3 months the center delivered 723 books, for patients attending the areas of pediatric consultation and nutrition consults  

 Please see the pictures attached to this report

There are still goals to achieve in this stage of the project:

  • Purchase the needed medical equipment and furniture: Additional desktop computers, printer CR-X30, additional telephones, new dental chair, sterilizer, vacuum cleaner for the emergency area, new seating sets for the waiting area.   
  • Purchase and implement a software to improve the administrative efficiency
  • Increase the staff training programs
  • Increase the supply of medical materials and medications.

Looking forward you continue to partner with us !

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

Thank you very much again for your support !

Best wishes !

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We at the Grupo Puntacana Foundation truly appreciate your contribution. You maybe could spend your money in a different way but has decided to support our project, this means a lot to us !

This and all the reports to follow will update you on our progress and how your donation is been invested in this social initiative which is positively impacting the disadvantaged communities of the Punta Cana destination.

Currently 100% of the medical services are available and they are being demanded by the population. Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, x ray services, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program (together with UNICEF and “Sanar una Nación”), pharmacy services, staff training program.

The patient service hours are from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, except the 24-hour emergency service (every day, including weekends and holidays).

From May to August 2022 the center served 9,816 patients The areas with the highest flow of patients are emergency, consultations, laboratory and vaccination. The most common medical cases in the last months: Respiratory infections , febrile syndrome, skin infections, injuries from external causes and gastrointestinal disorders.

Also we held the following activities:

• Medical days for the detection of children with malnutrition, together with UNICEF. 70 cases were detected and are being treated, including delivery of fortified foods. Please see the 2 pictures attached 

• Talks to young mothers on the importance of breast feeding.

• Meetings with representatives of Akron Children’s Hospital on the upcoming programs and activities

There are still goals to achieve in this stage of the project:

• Purchase the needed medical equipment and furniture: 3 desktop computers (one additional for the emergency area and two additional for the administrative area), sterilizer, vacuum cleaner for the emergency area, new seating sets for the waiting area.

• Purchase and implement a software to improve the administrative efficiency

• Increase the staff training programs

• Increase the supply of medical materials and medications.

Looking forward you continue to partner with us !

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

Thank you very much again for your support !

Best wishes !

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We at the Grupo Puntacana Foundation truly appreciate your contribution.

We are able to serve quality health care services to thousands of children living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region because of supporters like you.

We are grateful that so many generous souls are supporting our cause. Thank you for helping us save precious lives.

Currently 100% of the medical services are available and they are being demanded by the population.

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program (together with UNICEF and “Sanar una Nación”), pharmacy services, staff training program.

The x ray service is already available given that the new technical requirements of the health authorities are complete.

The patient service hours are from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, except the 24-hour emergency service (every day, including weekends and holidays).

The areas with the highest flow of patients are emergency, consultations, laboratory and vaccination.  

From January 21 to February, 2022: 1078 patients came to the emergency room, 676 came for consultation, 449 patients came for vaccination, 393 patients came for laboratory service, 57 patients came to the dental unit and 3 patients came for sonography service.

Total of patients in that period: 2656   

The most common medical cases in the last months: Respiratory infections , febrile syndrome, skin infections, injuries from external causes and gastrointestinal disorders.  

There are still goals to achieve in this stage of the project:

  • Purchase the missing medical equipment and furniture (3 diagnostic set consisting of ophthalmoscope y otoscope, 1 dental chair, 1 air sterilizer for the dental unit, 3 pediatric sphygmomanometer, among others)
  • Increase the staff training programs
  • Increase the supply of medical materials and medications.

Looking forward you continue to partner with us !

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

Thank you very much again for your support !

Best wishes !

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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. Thank you very much for your donation, it is so rewarding to know that the work we are doing, with your valuable help, is  resulting in the improvement of the living conditions of thousands of children in need through access to quality and timely health care services

This is mainly you have helped us achieve !, your contribution is really impacting thousands of  low income families living in the deprived communities of the Punta Cana region.

We truly appreciate your support !

Currently 99% of the medical services are available and they are being demanded by the population (as the pandemic is being controlled in the DR and the national vaccination program has been successful up to know). La Altagracia province (where the community of Veron is located) has one of the highest vaccination rates in the DR:

  • First dose: 100%  of the population.  Second dose: 94.9% of the population.  Third dose: 19.1% of the population.

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program (together with UNICEF and “Sanar una Nación”), pharmacy services, staff training program.

The x ray room remains temporarily out of service while meeting new technical requirements of the health authorities that are almost completed

The patient service hours are from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, except the 24-hour emergency service (every day, including weekends and holidays).

The center continues implementing the corresponding health and safety protocols, due to “new normal” caused by the covid-19 pandemic.  Likewise the meetings and trainings are being carried out using virtual platforms, but some of them in person 

So far in 2021 the center has served more than 20,000 pediatric patients. The areas with the highest flow of patients are emergency, consultations, laboratory and vaccination.  

In the last October, 1,119 patients came to the emergency room, which represents 63.5 percent, while only 36.5 came for consultation (643 patients). 

The most common medical cases in the last months: Respiratory infections , febrile syndrome, skin infections, injuries from external causes and gastrointestinal disorders.  

There are still goals to achieve in the first stage of the project:

  • Purchase the missing medical equipment and furniture (3 diagnostic set consisting of ophthalmoscope y otoscope, 1 dental chair, 1 air sterilizer for the dental unit, 3 pediatric sphygmomanometer, among others)
  • Increase the staff training programs
  • Increase the supply of medical materials and medications.

Looking forward you continue to partner with us !

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

Thank you very much again for your support !

Best wishes !

 

 

 

 

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Fundacion Grupo Puntacana

Location: Santo Domingo, no applicable - Dominican Republic
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Project Leader:
Paul Beswick
Santo Domingo , no applicable Dominican Republic
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