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CHCC to open a second satellite clinic in Dandan

THE Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation will open a satellite clinic in Dandan to provide medical services to people living on the east side of Saipan, CHCC Chief Executive Officer Esther Muna said.

“We want to make sure that medical outreach is available. It is about reaching out to people who do not have a car to drive to the hospital,” she added.

Immunization Program manager Jeremy Sasamoto said the satellite clinic in San Antonio, which he helped set up, will continue to provide medical assistance to the population on the southern part of Saipan.

The other satellite clinic to be set up within this week will provide triage, medication refills for diabetes and hypertension, immunization for flu and anti-tetanus, he added.

Dr. Phuong Luu gestures as she speaks while CHCC CEO Esther Muna, Gov. Ralph Torres and FEMA Region 9 Administrator Bill Roche look on during a press conference, Monday, at the San Antonio satellite clinic. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio Dr. Phuong Luu gestures as she speaks while CHCC CEO Esther Muna, Gov. Ralph Torres and FEMA Region 9 Administrator Bill Roche look on during a press conference, Monday, at the San Antonio satellite clinic. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

He said a medical team from Oklahoma and Americares, a non-profit disaster relief and global health organization, will provide medical support at the next satellite clinic.

“We want to alleviate the flow in San Antonio,” he said, added that the satellite clinic there sees an average of 300 patients daily.

Sasamoto said the medical teams from CHCC and the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, have also been visiting the shelters.

“Since Friday, Nov. 2, we have been active in the village outreach, too. We are going house to house and asking people what are their needs. We are operating at the grassroots level,” he added.

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/108700-chcc-to-open-a-second-satellite-clinic-in-dandan

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