Shriners Hospital will work together with Mazatlan


It seeks to help more children from 0 to 18 years suffering from burns, cerebral palsy and clubfoot

Mazatlan, Sinaloa.- Jesus is 10 years old. He is a child born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition known as “crystal bones”, which receives free attention from Shriners International.

The minor, accompanied by his mother, Guadalupe Moyeda Flores, stressed that he is very well treated in a hospital in the neighboring country.

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The mother explained that every four months, the child receives vaccines that have reduced the damage suffered, allows her to have a better quality of life and go to a regular school.

After the minor’s testimony, it was explained that the municipal government will work jointly with Shriners del Sur de Sinaloa , a civil association that offers free medical services to children from 0 to 18 years old in the state, as well as in Durango and the north of Nayarit.

Tonatiú Guerra Martínez, director of Welfare and Social Development of the City of Mazatlán, and the local DIF System will work together for the children and young people of the municipality who require care at the Shriners hospital.

More infrastructure

During the meeting in the town hall, the possibility of the creation of a Shriners hospital in the region was discussed. The official mentioned that this would represent a great benefit for the population.

This health infrastructure could be in Mazatlan, to serve the southern region of Sinaloa, north of Nayarit and Durango.

This hospital would benefit 2 million people. Families with children suffering from burns, clubfoot, cerebral palsy, cleft lip and palate, can go to the DIF or Social Welfare, to be channeled to Shriners Hospital and receive adequate care.

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Source: El Debate

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