Disability Study Concludes in Bolivian Department

Oruro, Bolivia, Apr 24 (Prensa Latina) A study on psycho-social, clinical and genetic disabilities concluded on Saturday in the Bolivian region of Oruro, with the help of Cuba and Venezuela.

  According to Cuban Doctor Odalys Bravo, during a second phase, the study also concluded in La Paz, would start now in Potosi and continue until covering the nine departments of Bolivia in 2010.

Health Minister Sonia Polo and Cuban and Venezuelan Ambassadors Rafael Dausa and Cris Gonzalez, respectively, pointed out at the summary meeting that nearly 181,000 people have been visited and 22,314 citizens have been registered as disabled to date.

The first pilot phase of the study, called Moto Mendez in honor to this disabled hero from Tarija, began by the end of 2009 in the localities of Plan Tres Mil (Santa Cruz), Orinoca (Oruro) and Viacha and El Alto (La Paz).

Some of the disabled were thankful for this research that also included the handing over of technical aid, as walking sticks and wheelchairs, an they also highlighted the support of the Cuban medical brigade in Oruro.

Source: Prensa Latina


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