Inaipi and Jiminián Foundation agree to benefit infants with surgeries

The Instituto Nacional de Atención Integral a la Primera Infancia (Inaipi) and the Fundación Cruz Jiminián agreed to benefit infants born with cleft lips, cleft palate and hydrocephalus with free surgeries.

The announcement was made by Dr. Felix Antonio Cruz Jiminian, president of the Cruz Jiminian Foundation, during the signing of an inter-institutional agreement with Inaipi, to guarantee the development of health services provided to children, aged 0 to 5 years, who receive care at the state entity.

“Announce it, that from Inaipi campaigns will be carried out so that not a single child with hydrocephalus, cleft lip and open mouth (cleft palate) can exist in the country”, said the doctor and philanthropist.

Likewise, the also director of the Cruz Jiminián Clinic emphasized that he did not know in depth the work developed by Inaipi, which has been achieved thanks to the quality work and transparency developed by Besaida Manola Santana de Báez, executive director of the entity.

The agreement was signed by Santana de Baez, Dr. Cruz Jiminian and his son Dr. Luis Antonio Cruz Camacho, vice-president of the Cruz Jiminian Foundation.

The director of Inaipi said that the collaboration of the Cruz Jiminián Foundation brings peace of mind to the families of the infants who receive services in the Caipi and CAFI centers nationwide, because they now have a center to receive care in all pediatric subspecialties.

After emphasizing that this is the first agreement of this nature to be signed with a non-profit organization dedicated to health services, he said he was happy to do so with the Cruz Jiminián Foundation, an entity that stands out for offering quality services and love to the most vulnerable social sectors of the country.

Dr. Cruz Camacho emphasized that the Foundation will receive all the children with any pathology that are referred from Inaipi.

“This is possible because the Cruz Jiminián Foundation makes agreements with credible institutions and you, Mrs. Manola, and your staff have done a very good and transparent management and we are signing this agreement because we believe in your management and we believe in this institution”, he added.

The signing ceremony was attended by Yulibelys Wandelpool, legal advisor of the Cruz Jiminián Foundation, and Ada Guzmán, communications liaison of the foundation.

Representing Inaipi were Harolin Almonte, deputy director of Inter-Institutional Relations; Yanett Rodríguez, deputy director of Institutional Management; César Mercedes, legal director; Tamara Peña, director of Human Resources; Aideli Almonte, director of Planning and Development; Johanna Elías, director of Service Network Management; Penélope Melo, director of Child Development, and Juan Tomás Méndez, director of Operations, among other executives.

Details of the agreement

As part of the obligations assumed, INAIPI will include in the comprehensive care programs, infants whose cases arrive at the Foundation or the Cruz Jiminián Clinic, according to the evaluation and application of the protocols followed at INAIPI.

In addition, it will include medical personnel and families belonging to the Cruz Jiminián Foundation in the training programs it develops on early childhood issues.

Meanwhile, the Cruz Jiminián Foundation is committed to provide the children receiving care at INAIPI with services in specialties such as: Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Preventive Medicine, General and Specialized Surgery, as well as Internal Medicine, Specialized Consultations and Pediatrics.

They will also receive the services offered by the clinic according to INAIPI referrals in diagnostic methods such as Tomography, X-rays, Doppler, Laboratory tests, Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Source: Presidencia.gob.do

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