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Cancer detection campaign kicks off in Jaco Beach

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Published on Monday, August 28, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


The Jaco Beach Public Clinic, known as Ebais, located in Garabito Canton in Puntarenas Province, launched a campaign to detect cancer.

According to Social Security, the campaign will be held at the Peace Civic Center in Jaco Beach. Their goal is to provide care to a minimum of 3,000 patients assigned to the Garabito clinic.

Medical services will be provided from today, Aug. 28 to Oct. 26, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Health workers aim to provide a full range of medical tests to detect breast cancer, prostate cancer, Leukemia, lung cancer and colorectal cancer among others.

Clinic workers will contact patients, based on their registration information, to set up medical appointments. However, residents of Jaco Beach, including foreigners with DIMEX residency cards, pending this type of test can obtain more information about the medical campaign by visiting the clinic information office.

This is one of many mass medical services campaigns launched by public institutions this year. Recently, a medical services campaign took place at the El Concho Public Clinic in San Carlos Canton, which is situated in Alajuela Province.

This is a handful of non-emergency medical service campaigns that Social Security has launched to reduce waiting times for medical appointments. The campaigns are an attempt to catch up on all non-emergency services put on hold during the height of the pandemic from 2020-2022, authorities said.

What other mass medical services campaign should Social Security implement?
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