PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED

by Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
PEDIATRIC CENTER FOR 15,600 CHILDREN IN NEED
patient at the pediatric center
patient at the pediatric center

Dear donor, please accept our heartiest greeting.  Thank you very much for your donation, we truly appreciate your commitment to our mission of offering quality  pediatric care services to the children population in need, living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region.

Regarding the medical care provided to the population, we continue implementing the corresponding health and safety protocols, due to “new normal” caused by the covid-19 epidemic.  Likewise most of the activities (meetings, trainings) are being carried out using virtual platforms 

The isolation measures imposed by the Dominican Government to counteract the spread of covid-19, gave way to the temporary modification of the offer of medical services, but currently all the medical services are available (as the  pandemic  is being controlled in the DR) except the dental service, given that a new dental chair and an air sterilizer are necessary to meet the new health and safety protocols.  

The patient service hours are from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, except the 24-hour emergency service (every day, including weekends and holidays).

 In the last 3 months, 4426 patients have been treated:

  • Outpatient consultations : 2414
  • Emergency: 2012

We have been developing a program to fight malnutrition,  which is the result of insufficient food consumption and the repeated appearance of infectious diseases, it can be chronic, acute and malnutrition according to the body weight. Malnutrition means having a body weight that is lower than normal for your age, being shorter than your age (growth retardation), being dangerously thin, or being deficient in vitamins and / or minerals.

At our pediatric center the “Healthy Child” program is carried out, which provides follow-up to the development of children under 5 years of age with nutritional deficiencies. This program is executed through an alliance with the entities Sanar una Nación and Unicef  and benefits the children of the community of Verón and surrounding areas (524 patients in the last 3 months) who not only receive therapeutic food according to their age and condition; but also the specialized services of medical personnel, who have been trained in the use of new tools for measuring acute malnutrition.

 Please see the two pictures attached 

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

These are hard times but “United we are Stronger”, better times will come !

 Thank you very much again for your support ! 

Best wishes !

Malnutrition diagnoses and treatment training
Malnutrition diagnoses and treatment training
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Patients waiting for vaccination services
Patients waiting for vaccination services

Dear donor, please accept our heartiest greeting.  Gifts from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission of achieving quality and affordable pediatric care services for the children population in need, living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region  .

These are hard times but “United we are Stronger”, better times will come !

The isolation measures imposed by the Dominican Government to counteract the spread of covid-19, gave way to the temporary modification of the offer of the medical services.

Due to “new normal” there have been new challenges to face:

  • Health and safety protocols
  • Suspension of the calendar of activities  (meetings, trainings)

 During the quarantine period in the DR (which began in March 2020), the emergency service remained 24 hours-seven days, with an average of 15-20 patients treated daily. Outpatient consultations and laboratory services restarted on Monday, May 25, 2020. Pharmacy and ultrasound services are also currently available.

The schedule is from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Mondays to Fridays, except the 24-hour emergency area (every day, including weekends and holidays). About 40 patients a day are being treated in the outpatient consultation area, 50 patients a day in the vaccination area and about 30 patients a day in the emergency area.

 All the corresponding sanitary protocols have been complied with in order to take care of the health of the patients and the staff of the center.  

Please see the picture attached

 In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

 Thank you very much again for your support, we really appreciate it ! 

Best wishes !

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Consultation at pediatric center
Consultation at pediatric center

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. Thank you for your contribution, we are thrilled to have your support. Through your donation we have been able to serve quality health care services to thousands of children living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region. You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!

In the last November representatives of Akron Children’s Hospital (an ally entity our Foundation) visited our pediatric center and had a productive work schedule along with the staff of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana and the personnel of the center.  One of the meetings was leaded by Mrs. Haydée Rainieri (Vice President of Fundación Grupo Puntacana) and Mrs. Grace Wakulchikm (President of Akron Children’s Hospital).

The main objective of their visit was to weigh up the achievements and the new opportunities for collaboration through our inter-institutional alliance (training and internship programs, others) in order to continue contributing to the well-being of children residing in the most disadvantaged communities

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program, pharmacy services, x ray services, training program.

As time goes by, the number of child patients (0-15 year old) belonging to families with limited economic resources increases, meeting the growing demand while maintaining the quality of the medical service is a challenge.

Relevant monthly statistics: More than 1,000 children vaccinated , more than 1, 800 children served in emergency unit, more than 2,000 children served in the out patients consultations  

There are still many needs to meet; we hope that you will continue to partner with us in our commitment to make it:

  • Missing medical equipment and furniture ( diagnostic sets consisting of ophthalmoscope y otoscope,  pediatric sphygmomanometers, among others)
  • Periodic staff training programs
  • Periodic supply of medical supplies and medications (This is essential taking into account the increase in demand)

 Please see the three pictures attached.

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can. 

Thank you very much again for your outstanding support

All the best,  

 

Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
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Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We at the Grupo Puntacana Foundation truly appreciate your contribution.

We are able to serve quality health care services to thousands of children living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region because of supporters like you.

We are grateful that so many generous souls are supporting our cause. Thank you for helping us save precious lives.

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, ambulance, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program, pharmacy services, x ray services, training program.

As time goes by, the number of child patients (0-15 years old) belonging to families with limited economic resources increases, meeting the growing demand while maintaining the quality of the medical service is a challenge. The commitment and dedication of the staff, the implementation of the COPE project (Oriented Client, Efficient Provider), so far has made it possible.

 There are still many needs to meet; we hope that you will continue to partner with us in our commitment to make it:

  • Missing medical equipment and furniture ( diagnostic sets consisting of ophthalmoscope y otoscope,  pediatric sphygmomanometers, among others)
  • Periodic staff training programs
  • Periodic supply of medical supplies and medications (This is essential taking into account the increase in demand)

 Relevant monthly statistics: More than 900 children vaccinated , more than 1, 700 children served in emergency unit, more than 1,600 children served in the out patients consultations  

 Please see the picture attached.

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can. 

Thank you very much again for your outstanding support

All the best,  

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Pediatric Center in Veron community
Pediatric Center in Veron community

Dear Donor, may you receive a warm greeting. Thank you very much for your donation, your generosity is making a huge difference in the lives of thousands of low income families living in the  underserved communities of the Punta Cana destination, whose children are receiving quality health care services

Quality is receiving a growing attention all around the world because it is essential in every human activity. For this reason, we have the need to improve constantly and continuously the health services to best grades of quality and efficiency-efficacy. The search for quality in the services represent a challenge, and also a strategic priority for the health professionals of the center

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program, pharmacy services, x ray services, training program. 

In this regard, as a result of the implementation of the COPE project (Oriented Client, Efficient Provider), already mentioned in the previous report, the Quality Committee then created has been working tirelessly in order to provide periodic and constant follow-up to the action plan developed. 

Relevant monthly statistics: More than 900 children vaccinated , more than 1, 400 children served in emergency unit, more than 1,500 children served in the out patients consultations 

Please see the two pictures attached.

There are still many needs to meet; we hope that you will continue to partner with us in our commitment to make it:

  • Missing medical equipment and furniture ( diagnostic set consisting of ophthalmoscope y otoscope, pediatric sphygmomanometer, among others)
  • Periodic staff training programs
  • Periodic supply of medical supplies and medications.

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can. 

Thank you very much again for your outstanding support

All the best, 

Pediatric Center in Veron community
Pediatric Center in Veron community
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Fundacion Grupo Puntacana

Location: Santo Domingo, no applicable - Dominican Republic
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Paul  Beswick
Project Leader:
Paul Beswick
Santo Domingo, no applicable Dominican Republic

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