Chilean Navy Supports First Chiloé 2015 Acrux Medical Operation

first_img“I am so thankful for this opportunity given to my son,” said Cristina Alvarado, whose son waited two years to have his tonsils and adenoids removed. “It is going to improve his quality of life, given that he has been sick for a very long time.” The next event is scheduled for December 4-8 on Juan Fernández Island in northern Chile, when the Naval ship Piloto Pardo is expected to participate in a stop where physicians plan on satisfying more than 1,000 appointments. Surgeries aboard the Sergeant Aldea The Chiloé 2015 Acrux Medical Operation was part of an ongoing collaboration between the Chilean Navy and the Acrux Foundation, which relies on volunteer physicians to conduct six major health-based events throughout the country annually. “We wanted to help improve access to healthcare for the local population,” Rear Admiral Guillermo Lüttges Mathieu, head of the operation and Chief Commander of the Fifth Naval Zone, said of the operation that reduced the waiting list for medical services by 40 percent. “It’s one of the areas of the country that has the greatest dearth of specialists. A large number of patients wait for consults or outpatient surgeries that local hospitals simply cannot provide.” “With this exercise, Chiloé residents were able to receive timely and quality care without having to leave the island,” Chonchi Mayor Pedro Andrade said. By Dialogo November 20, 2015 Such pride to have a branch of our armed forces whose objectives are so noble and so professional In its quest to improve the quality of life for Chiloé Island residents and improve healthcare nationwide, Chilean’s Navy and the non-profit Acrux Foundation conducted the First Chiloé 2015 Acrux Medical Operation from October 9-12 with support from the Ministry of Health. A mobile medical centercenter_img Physicians on Chiloé Island provided much of the medical care aboard the Sergeant Aldea, which has 500 square meters of floor space, 51 beds, two operating rooms, a dental clinic, two X-ray rooms, a bio-analysis lab, and a burn unit. Additional medical care was administered on the Navy patrol boat PMD-74 Surgeon Videla, which participated in this type of operation for the first time. The vessel traveled between 32 and 76 nautical miles while providing geriatric, pediatric, neurological, and gynecological care to patients on the islands of Laitec, Alao, and Mechueque that are within the Chiloé Island archipelago. Eighty-one physicians, who were supported by nurses, medical technicians and 467 sailors on the Navy’s Sergeant Aldea LSDH-91 Multipurpose Vessel, provided 5,106 medical services, including traumatology, internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, gynecology, gastroenterology, pediatrics, geriatrics, dermatology, and neurology. “Logistical support from the Navy allowed us to reach seven Chiloé cities during this operation,” ACRUX Foundation Executive Director Roberto Levín said. “Had their support not been there, this would not have been possible.” Chiloé Island – an archipelago in southern Chile – is 1,186 kilometers from the Chilean capital of Santiago and 96 kilometers from the mainland. Since it’s most easily accessed by a ferry that operates periodically, some patients must wait two years to see a doctor. The Navy also used two Defender and two Archangel motorboats to transport patients from the most remote areas to treatment centers on land and on the ships, with a Dauphin helicopter used in case of emergencies. Additionally, the health team treated patients in hospitals in the island communities of Ancud, Castro, and Quellón, and at the Family Health Center in Chonchi. Typically, medical centers on the island refer patients requiring special care to hospitals elsewhere in Chile, such as in Puerto Montt, Osorno, or Concepción, or to medical centers in Santiago. Navy personnel supported a wide range of surgeries aboard the Sergeant Aldea, including 235 endoscopic procedures, 272 abdominal ultrasounds, 48 tonsillectomies, and 30 ophthalmological surgeries; medical personnel also provided ophthalmological and cardiological consultations. last_img read more

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Chiefs expected to sign RB Charcandrick West, report says

first_imgThe report noted that West’s previous experience with the team and knowledge of their playbook helped him seal the deal.The Chiefs also had a “really good” visit with fellow rusher C.J. Anderson, but opted to go with the player who would have the easier transition. The move comes after Kansas City cut Kareem Hunt after video emerged of him shoving and kicking a woman in Cleveland in February. Hunt also is being investigated for a separate incident in which he allegedly punched a man in the face in June.West, 27, signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in May 2014. He logged 26 carries for 999 yards and seven touchdowns in four seasons with the team before being released in August.He signed with the Jets two days after he was cut, but was released just over a week later. Kansas City is recruiting a familiar face to fill its backfield void.The Chiefs are expected to sign running back Charcandrick West after he visited with the team over the weekend, NFL Media reported, citing sources informed of the decision. Former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt speaks for first time since releasecenter_img Related News Kareem Hunt being investigated over separate punching incident, report sayslast_img read more

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Barcelona says Neymar staying, Dani Alves leaving

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Published on There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar June 03, 2016 Neymar is set to renew his contract with Barcelona, while Dani Alves is leaving after winning 23 titles in eight years with the Spanish champion.Barcelona director Robert Fernandez on Thursday put an end to speculation about Neymar’s possible departure, saying that the Brazil striker was close to signing a new and lengthy contract.“Neymar will stay,” Fernandez said. “He will reach an agreement with Barca and he will be here for a long time. The club will make it public when the extension is to be made.”There have been rumours about the star striker wanting to leave Spain, especially after recent problems with the country’s tax office.Media reports in Brazil said teams in England were ready to make huge offers for the 24-year-old player after his Barcelona contract ends in 2018.Neymar scored 31 goals in 48 games for Barcelona this season.‘A personal decision’As for Alves, Fernandez said that the player made a “personal decision” to leave and the club would respect it. The Brazil defender was reportedly close to a transfer to Italy’s Juventus, although the deal had not been made official.“Alves is a much loved player and his behaviour on and off the field has been fantastic,” Fernandez said. “But it is his decision and we have to respect that.”The outspoken Alves won 23 titles with the club since moving from Sevilla in 2008, becoming the foreign player with the second-most appearances as a Barcelona player.More changesThe club also said that the 20-year-old forward Sandro was leaving, while goalkeepers Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo will remain with the club for next season.Fernandez said there were ongoing negotiations about the future of Marc Bartra and Douglas, and the club was also in talks with Villarreal for the return of attacking midfielder Denis Suarez.The director said there had been no negotiations to sign Paris Saint-German defender Marquinhos, and admitted that the club was not able to reach a deal with Celta Vigo for Spain striker Manuel “Nolito” Agudo.Barcelona won its second straight Spanish league title this year, and its sixth in the last eight seasons. The club also won the Copa Del Rey, but failed in its attempt at the treble when it was eliminated by Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar Dani Alves (file photo)   –  Reuters SHARE Dani Alves (file photo)   –  Reuters football Dani Alves (file photo)   –  Reuters 2/2 × 1/2 COMMENTSlast_img read more

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