On Mondays and Wednesdays, the Cáritas headquarters in Cristo Rey Parish, in Caucete, is transformed into a clinic to provide the service launched by this institution to ensure health, especially among those most in need: free medical care for children and teenagers. This project was carried out thanks to the pediatrician and pediatric pulmonologist working with honors who provide even the medicines that children need. The symbolic value of each consultation is non-perishable food.
Due to the pandemic, many mothers are afraid to take their babies to hospitals or health centers when they are sick. To reverse this situation, Caritas de Cristo Rey launched solidarity clinics with free newborn care for adolescents. “We started a campaign to summon the doctors and specialists who agreed to provide free care for the children. And we didn’t have to wait long. José Augusto, a pediatrician, and Gustavo Rodriguez, a pediatric pulmonologist, joined the Solidarity Clinic project.” Said Alejandro Quiroga, Director of Caritas de la Baroccia Cristo Rey, “But the call is still open. To further expand this service. We would like to have a pediatric dentist and a clinician for the elderly. “
Solidarity clinics operate on the Cáritas headquarters, next to the parish, and have all the necessary elements of care such as stretchers, scales and thermometers. And for access to sponsorship, it is only provided with past transitions to respect the Covid-19 protocol. “People should request an appointment by WhatsApp at 2645505046. This allows us to organize patient visits so that they do not interfere or have to wait for a long time in the room. Only one child is seen at a time accompanied by one adult, and also to be very careful. We check that Everyone wears a chin strap and we take their temperature before entering the office, ”said Kiruga.
Maintenance is done in these offices twice a week. Jose Augusto attends a pediatrician on Mondays at 5 pm. Whereas on Wednesdays, at the same time, it is performed by Gustavo Rodriguez, a pulmonologist. Both of them, in addition to treating children for free, also give them the medicines they need for free, using the medical samples they receive from various laboratories. In exchange, they only ask patients for non-perishable food that they then give to Caritas for distribution to families in need in the department. “This is a series of services where everyone can contribute to improving the quality of life of others,” said Quiroga.
in a day
15th They are the patients who are treated free of charge daily by the specialists of the Caritas Solidarity Clinics in Kauset.
With the foundation
Cáritas Cristo Rey works in a network with Fundación del Sanatorio Argentino to perform health operations in various locations. For example, they worked in the Pie de Palo picnic area, where there were different specialists for free childcare.