With heavy attendance #ExpoSaludSalinas brought health and wellness to those affected by Hurricane Fiona
Mass attendance at the #ExpoSaludSalinas. Photo: Medicine and Public Health Magazine.
MSP did it again with the largest and most important health fair in Puerto Rico for patients and the people of Salinas.
#ExpoSaludMSP reached a grand success salinasAs the largest health fair organized by Medical and Public Health magazine this Saturday from 9 am, aimed at the population affected by the passage of Hurricane FionaIn recent weeks, the population was left without electricity, and many areas of the country were flooded by heavy rainfall, which, in addition to leaving many homeless, affected the public health condition of the entire island. ,
Initiatives we proposed as the Journal of Medicine and Public Health were joined by entities such as the mayor’s office. salinasHealth Insurance Administration (ASES), Puerto Rico Department of Health, WIC Program, Mental Health and Addiction Services Administration (ASSMCA) and organizations such as AbbVie, Vosace, Puerto Rican Diabetes Association, MMM (We Walk Together), SurMed Medical Center, Heroes For Champions, San Lucas Episcopal Health System and Puerto Rican Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology.
Largest Health and Wellness Fair in Puerto Rico
According to police figures #exohealth There were over 5,000 attendees at the Plaza Publica de las Delicias de salinaswho were able to enjoy the various environments and spaces created to care for the health of the residents of the municipality and all those Influenced Due to the recent storm, vaccination points, first aid care, triage, mental health monitoring, sample collection, consultation with rheumatology, pneumology and infectious disease professionals.
Health experts, health care volunteers, nurses and special guests participate and accompany us to care for citizens and patients who, as a result of a recent natural disaster, have been exposed to the spread of certain infectious or easily transmitted diseases.
Other places designed for patient care
Each of the linked entities offered their own service location to guarantee the health of the attendees, therefore, with trailers and service points, they are providing their services from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Were. Timely care of hundreds of people.
On the other hand, we are also supported by allies who, apart from being participants, are volunteers and have given their all to guarantee a pleasant place and solidarity with the residents here. salinas,
This was evidenced by the participation of the “Will Group of Giants”, who were present in this health brigade, who donated clothing to all those who lost their homes and valuables in the flood.
The unit “Heroes for Champions” also participated, a group of volunteers characterized by their dedication and philanthropy to provide food to vulnerable populations, and on this occasion, they accompanied us during the event, Entertaining Hearts. and used to feed people’s stomachs. those who needed it the most.
Places for Recreation and Medical Education
The event was moderated by presenters Nestor Manuel Marrero and Raffi Munet, who accompanied guests and attendees from morning till noon to guarantee entertainment and fun throughout the day.
Mayor of K participated in this program salinasCarlin Bonilla, who welcomed the guests and so on, thanked the Journal of Medicine and Public Health for such commendable work in caring for and ensuring the health of the municipality: “Despite the fact that we are most affected by the flood. were impressed. Hurricane FionaWe have received many blessings from Puerto Rico. One of them is this activity that gives us pleasure, provides us services.”
Similarly, Dr. Edna Marin Ramos, the current Executive Director of the Health Insurance Administration (ASES), joined the Department of Health’s program, and always reaffirmed the support of these organizations for vulnerable communities: “We are committed to you. ASES AT YOUR ORDER. You are loved from the heart, enjoy this time with lots of love and affection for you.”
The health fair also featured a show to entertain the attendees with the participation of Juan Gabriel’s impersonator, Eddie Ramirez, who brought the morning to life with his music; Then there was the stand-up of Suzette Baco, accompanied by her lovable and realistic character “Donna Soto”, who came to cheer the community and offer her art as a relief to the affected families.
During the second day, Puerto Rico’s Song!, led an entertainment and entertainment space with active participation from the entire public. In addition, he gave some equipment and money to those who were previously registered in the mobility offered by the entity. Many people benefited from this act of solidarity and empathy.
Educating patients on medication management during emergencies
Dr. Jose García Mateo, endocrinologist and former president of the Puerto Rican Society of Endocrinology and Diabetology (SPED), closed the afternoon of this health brigade, providing vital information to diabetics who have experienced an emergency like in Puerto Rico. encountered. , they do not know how to handle the medicine or they do not have the knowledge about the optimum conditions to store them, use them and get the most out of them in difficult times.
We thank allies and participants
The quality of delivery and execution of our event would not have been the same without the support of everyone who participates and actively participates in the largest health fair in Puerto Rico.
Therefore, we thank all of us for trusting us and letting us see that only a basic communication medium specializing in medicine and public health can be sensitive to the pain of its people, supporting them in their needs and highest aspirations. Can do.
In the Journal of Medicine and Public Health we are inspired by true love, unwavering commitment, and hopes for well-being. With this great event, the faces of children, women, men and older adults smile once again and believe that achieving a better future is possible.
To our readers; Your preference and its good reception, and past events, encourage us to continue to build spaces of empathy, support and love that are relevant to the Puerto Rican and Caribbean community.
Thanks to all of you.
May the mission always shine on the faces of our people!