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Jalisco Ministry of Health Announces Surgical Medical Conference

Team Angels - NotiVallarta
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August 18, 2015

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco - For the third year, the Jalisco Ministry of Health (SSJ) will start the  Medical Surgical Conference which aims to perform surgery free of charge to those poor people who have diseases of low complexity; the goal is to reach more than 2,500 operations.

Specialties to which people can access are: general surgery, dermatology, reconstructive surgery, gynecology and ophthalmology. In the area of orthopedics, knee and hip prosthesis procedures can be performed and in the ophthalmology category, cataract problems will be corrected along with awarding 400 corrective lenses.

"The most important thing is that all patients who go to health centers for any reason can be assured that the prime objective is to solve their conditions," said the Director of Supervision and Department of the SSJ, Mario Martin Orozco.

Some of the participating hospitals are:

• Hospital General de Occidente (HGO)
• Hospital Materno Infantil “Esperanza López Mateos” (Maternal & Childrens Hospital)
• El Instituto Dermatológico “José Barba Rubio” (Dermatology Institute)
• El Instituto de Cirugía Reconstructiva “José Guerrerosantos” (ICR - Reconstructive Surgery)
• La Clínica del Varón (Male Clinic)

Regional Hospitals:

• Lagos de Moreno, Tepatitlan de Morelos, Yahualica, La Barca, Ciudad Guzman, Autlán, Puerto Vallarta, Cocula, Ameca and Magdalena.

Nosocomial of First Contact:

• Colotlán, Huejuquilla, Ojuelos, Encarnación, San Juan de los Lagos, Teocaltiche, Atotonilco, Jocotepec, Tamazula, Sayula, El Grullo, La Huerta, Cihuatlán, Mascota y Tomatlán.

Obstetric and Neonatal Units:

• Tala, Zapotlanejo, Ocotlán and San Miguel El Alto.

The health centers will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm and the hospitals from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. For more information, telephone (333) 030-5000, ext. 35390.

Translated and edited by Team Angels

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