Mobile Clinics in La Araucanía carry out tests for Coronavirus and deliver medicines to the community

The initiative promoted by CMPC and Desafío Levantemos Chile began on Friday, April 10, and 40 people have already been examined in the communes of Temuco and Pedro de Las Casas, contributing to the decongestion of the public and private health network.

With the aim of decongesting the public and private health network in some of the most affected regions by the coronavirus outbreak in Chile, since Friday, April 10, people in La Araucanía and Biobío will be able to obtain medicines, vaccinate against flu and even testing for Covid-19 without having to leave their homes, thanks to a new concept called “Mobile Clinics”.

The initiative promoted by CMPC and Desafío Levantemos Chile consists of vans that will travel to remote locations in both regions, thus preventing the displacement of people.

Thus, since the program was launched, just in the communes of Temuco and Pedro de Las Casas, in the La Araucanía region, 40 people have been already tested for Coronavirus and 29 deliveries of medicines have been made.

Thanks to the “El Desafío es de Todos” campaign, the NGO managed the donation of CMPC so that the Health Services of both regions can operate these vans with the human resources and supplies necessary to provide quality care to vulnerable communities.

Ignacio Lira, CMPC Woods Public Affairs Deputy Manager, recalled that as an essential products company, it is not only concerned with maintaining supplies, but also with the well-being of their collaborators and the country.  “The donation of two mobile clinics joins the donations of 100,000 diapers and alcohol gel for elder people. In addition, we are collaborating in the sanitation of different locations, and we are importing two machines to manufacture masks in Brazil and Chile, each with the capacity to produce 1,500,000 masks per month, and which will be delivered free of charge to the Public Health Services”.