Huánuco: thousands of schoolchildren receive visual health care and screening | News

09:54 | Huánuco, Nov. twenty-one.

Thousands of students, especially from the most remote areas of the Huánuco region, are treated by the staff of the Regional Health Directorate (Diresa) within the framework of the visual health campaign, in order to detect if they have vision problems and require corrective lenses.

The attention is carried out within the framework of the campaign “Healthy Schoolchildren and Doctors in my Neighborhood” and seeks to improve the quality of life of students as well as their performance and learning in the classrooms.

The director of the Diresa, Rollin Cruz Malpartida stated that professionals in optometry and ophthalmology He has been doing intense work with the students and many of them were not aware that They need corrective lenses.

He said that it is not only about detecting visual problems but also that corrective lenses will be given to the students as the Comprehensive Health System (SIS) finance glasses for students who require them

In this sense, the official stated that the Huánuco Region has been the first to file before the SIS the financing of the corrective lenses that will be made when the measurements are available after the specialists’ examinations.

In this sense, he announced that starting next year the student vision assessments will be a permanent visual health policy, which represents improving the quality of life of schoolchildren, especially those who are in vulnerable situations.

On the other hand, Cruz Malpartida said that the campaign “Healthy Schoolchildren and Doctors in my Neighborhood” has been highlighted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) having considered it as one of the 10 best Health campaigns.

So far we have served about 28,000 students in the region and priority has been given to schoolchildren from remote areas.“He stressed, pointing out that attention will be maintained for better health of the population, especially in those areas where coverage is limited.


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Published: 11/21/2023


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