Hands and Heart Mission to conduct surgeries in northern Belize

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016. 12:43 p.m. CST

hands and heartBy BBN Staff: A Medical Mission will arrive in Belize over the weekend and will be conducting a series of general surgeries for patients in the Orange Walk and Corozal Districts.

The Hands and Heart Mission will be arriving on April 17. Medical Chief of Staff at the Corozal Community Hospital, Dr. Jorge Sajia says the team of 35 will be teaming up with medical staff at the Corozal Community and Northern Regional Hospitals to start screenings immediately upon their arrival.

Pre-screenings will take place on April 17 starting at 7:00 in the morning at the Corozal Community Hospital and continue on Monday April 18. Dr. Sajia says that patients over 40 need to undergo an evaluation as well as those suffering from chronic diabetes or high blood pressure. Those patients are asked to go for pre-screenings on Sunday. Patients are asked to take their relevant medical history documents to the screenings.

Surgeries will be done on hernias, stones, tumors, skin cancer and other ailments. Surgeries are scheduled to begin on Monday April 18 through to the 22.

All screenings and surgeries will be conducted at the Corozal Community hospital. Interested persons can contact the hospital for further details.

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