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Peru: President participates in inauguration of children's health citadel in Cusco

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

13:00 | Urubamba (Cusco region), Dec. 4.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Saturday participated in the inauguration ceremony of "Virgen de Vidawasi" (Virgin of Life Home), the Citadel of Pediatric Health and Childhood Cancer of Peru, located in Urubamba district.

"Virgen de Vidawasi" is the first health center of its kind in Peru and Latin America. It was founded in 2013 by the Dongo Cano family, as part of a non-profit association.

The citadel provides hospital medical services and comprehensive support for patients and their families. It features family shelters, an amphitheater, a chapel, villages for international medical volunteers and permanent medical staff, in addition to rehabilitation areas, among others.

Inside this area, the first Hospital for Specialized Pediatrics and Childhood Cancer is built, which will assist the most vulnerable children and youth in their fight against this disease.

Its main axis is to serve children coming from Cusco and neighboring regions such as Madre de Dios, Junin, Ucayali, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, and Puno.

On this occasion, the President was joined by Health Minister Hernando Cevallos; First Lady Lilia Paredes; National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases (INEN) Institutional Head Eduardo Payet; National Children's Health Institute (INSN) Director in Breña district Fredy Osorio; National Children's Health Institute Director in San Borja district Zulema Tomas; and Cusco Region Governor Jean Paul Benavente.

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Published: 12/4/2021
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