Health day for migrants in Parque de Mariachis

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by: Uniradio Informa – October 12 2018, 06:12 pm

By: UniMexicali

MEXICALI.- Within the activities of the eighth binational week of health, this Friday the health services jurisdiction of Mexicali and organizations of Calexico, California, organized a health fair aimed at the migrant population of the capital city, in Mariachi Park located in the historic center of the city.

"We have the medical consultation, the vaccination that is very important to have in this population, there are detections of chronic diseases that are not being migrant population are free of these diseases, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular risk, we also have dental care that is also population I think is one of the aspects that carelessness is the oral health, "said Yoloxochitl Martinez head of the jurisdiction of health services of Mexicali.

At the fair, an anti-rabies vaccination module was also placed and deworming dogs that are common to accompany the floating population of the city.

In 2016 we treated 13,500 migrants, a third of them women, two thirds of them men, in 2017 they were 6 thousand 824 in the same proportions and so far this year we have 5 thousand 715 people served, 3 thousand 129 man and 2 thousand 856 women.

"As we increased the proportion of women a little bit more, but we know the phenomena that we have had recently where it is no longer man who comes from different countries, even couples or families come, where it is also attached the woman ", concluded the doctor.

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