In its mission to strengthen the First Level of Attention and bring health care closer to the population, this time in the south of the country, the National Health Service (SNS) delivered this Friday the Jimaní Clinical and Diagnostic Center.
The work, which was supported by the Turkish Cooperation Agency, will benefit more than 13,000 Jimani residents.
The director of Primary Health Care of the SNS, José Luis López, on behalf of the head of the SNS, Mario Lama, thanked the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development for being the manager of this cooperation between Turkey and the country.
He also highlighted the Government’s interest in strengthening health facilities throughout the country, especially in remote and vulnerable areas.
Dr. López informed that the work had a cost of DR 17,120,112.66. Of this, the SNS contributed DR 9,120,112.66 for equipment and the Turkish Cooperation Agency contributed DR 8,000,000.00 for the refurbishment.
Meanwhile, Olaya Ondina Dotel, Vice Minister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development, thanked the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), for the collaboration and support during this period and for responding to this call in a timely manner. “Our most sincere gratitude for their solidarity and friendship, as well as their willingness to join the efforts of the Dominican State in the development of all citizens.”
Likewise, Yesim Kebapcioglu, Ambassador of Turkey in the country, said that this delivery of the Clinical and Diagnostic Center is a lasting symbol of the hard work and friendship between Dominicans and Turks.
The renovated center was given a waterproofing of the roof, as well as interior and exterior painting. In addition, electrical repairs were made, including the replacement of fixtures and lamps, as well as doors, sanitary fixtures and ceilings. Work was also done on the installation of signage, parking signs, landscaping and perimeter fence.
The equipped areas are: Waiting, Vaccine, Physiatry, Laboratory, Gynecology, Pediatrics and Family Medicine offices; two modules of Dentistry, Counseling, Administration, Archives, Information Technology and meeting room.
The activity was attended by the directors Wilkin Féliz, from the SRS Enriquillo regional office, and Francisco Moquete, from the Centro Clínico y Diagnóstico Jimaní.