Shriners Hospital arrives at Culiacán

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This International Civil Association provides health care free of charge to newborn children and up to 18 years of age

MAZATLAN. – At last! After many years caring for Sinaloan children and adolescents with emergencies and illnesses, Shriners Hospital will arrive in the state to provide that care more closely.

This was announced by the Shriners community itself in Sinaloa, who reported that they will create a temporary “hospital” in Culiacán but they are waiting to find land to build temple number 200 to stay permanently.

Arturo Gómez Ortiz, president of the New Northwest Shriners Temple, shared that the temporary hospital will provide care to patients from Sonora, Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Sinaloa, from north to south.

“Possibly now in the summer we will have an outpatient clinic in Culiacán, which will come to benefit all the boys and girls, if they have to be treated in the morning, they can return home in the afternoon or if they require an operation that can be performed, we do it right there,” said Gómez Ortiz.

He added that they provide free care to newborn babies and up to 18-year-olds, the services in greatest demand are for orthopedic problems, severe burns, cleft palate, and spinal cord.

What attention have they provided in 2023, in Mazatlán?

For his part, José Alfonso Aguilar Calderón, Member of the Board of Directors of the Mazatlán Shriners, announced that so far in 2023 a total of 32 cases of children and adolescents with orthopedic problems have been treated, as well as three cases as children from burns.

In Mazatlán they are at the Children’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center (CRII) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Most frequent care

  • Orthopedic
  • Severe burns
  • Cleft lip or palate
  • Spine

What services are offered?

  • Clubfoot or crooked clubfoot
  • Deficiency in limbs (prosthesis)
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Cerebral palsy, hands and back
  • Rickets
  • Hip dislocation
  • Burn and aftermath of burns
  • Harelip
  • Cleft palate
  • Growing problems
  • Imperfect osteogenesis
  • Foot discrepancy
  • Orthopedic problems due to neuromuscular conditions
  • Hip development problems

For more information

Facebook page Shriners of the South of Sinaloa A.C. or www.shrinersdesinaloa.org.mx, as well as the telephone number 6691-10-44-70.

Source: Punto MX