Medical Electives Belize gives back to the San Ignacio Poly Clinic

Medical Electives Belize gives back to the San Ignacio Poly Clinic

The staff at the San Ignacio Poly-Clinic is now better able to treat patients thanks to a donation from activist Nancy Marin and a group of students from the University of Kirkwood. Marin through her company, Medical Electives Belize, provides internships for international medical students at the various medical facilities in Belize. A part of the program includes having the students fundraise and give back to the country. Yesterday, Marin and the medical students handed over a wide range of medical equipment and medication including diabetic, oxygen, and laboratory supplies. Marin explained to Love News how the initiative came to fruition and how the donation will assist the community in San Ignacio Town.

Nefretery “Nancy” Marin, Owner, Medical Electives Belize: “Medical Electives Belize will get a list of needs from our hospitals, from the chief of staff and the nursing association they will give us a list of things that they need and we send that to our universities and then they will fundraise and they will bring whatever it is that is on that list. It is very beneficial as we know sadly our medical staff had been complaining about the lack of equipment and supplies and you know we are really of the belief of bringing solutions on a community level and so that’s why we put this stipulation in all of our partnerships that we want to also to help our government to help our people and this is the way we do it so they had supplies everything from syringes to suturing equipment to I think they brought in some COVID tests as well some of the fast tests that they can do. A lot of different things, gloves and triple antibiotics, different types of antibiotics, different types of supplies that we need so it really boils down to service to our people because now at least the San Ignacio polyclinic is equipped for a time period and they do have the small things that they need.”

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