The First Lady of the Republic, Raquel Arbaje, has shown special interest in maternal, child and adolescent health care, as well as in that received by cancer patients, and in recent months she has visited at least four specialized hospitals.
Among the hospitals visited by the First Lady, accompanied by the Director of the National Health Service (SNS), Dr. Mario Lama, are the San Lorenzo de los Mina Maternity Hospital, the Rosa Emilia Tavares National Cancer Institute (INCART), the Doctora Evangelina Rodríguez Maternity Hospital, in Santo Domingo, as well as the Juan Pablo Pina Hospital, in San Cristóbal, for the inauguration of an Integral Care Unit for Adolescents.
In October last year, Arbaje visited the Hospital Materno Infantil San Lorenzo de Los Mina to start a day of free check-ups to detect breast cancer.
The event took place as part of the campaign Prevenir es Vivir (To Prevent is to Live) implemented by the First Lady together with the SNS and the National Health Insurance (Senasa) and the Fundación Caminantes por la Vida (Walkers for Life Foundation).
In the month of October, 1,500 women were assisted, of which 255 are assisted with more in-depth examinations, according to details provided by the SNS.
Arbaje also visited the Rosa Emilia Tavares National Cancer Institute (INCART), where together with the director of the SNS, they delivered new medical equipment to reinforce the care and services.
The equipment delivered included beds with mattresses and rails, gynecological stretchers, beds for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), including scales and rolling surgical aspirators.
He also learned about the operation of some areas of the health center and interacted with patients.
During his visit to the Evangelina Rodríguez hospital, a center that was previously part of the network of hospitals of the Dominican Institute of Social Security, a new Mammography Room with state-of-the-art equipment was put into operation.
Meanwhile, at the Juan Pablo Pina hospital, he accompanied Dr. Lama at the inauguration of an Integral Care Unit for Adolescents with the objective of providing personalized attention to patients between the ages of 10 and 19. The area has a multidisciplinary staff coordinated by a health professional specialized in Adolescent Care.