Direct Relief Provides Medical Supplies to Riviera Nayarit Public Hospitals

Jorge Chávez
Aug. 10, 2020

Last Friday, August 7th, 2020, the facilities of Fundación Punta de Mita (Av. Las Pangas 67, Punta de Mita) hosted an event in which medical supplies were provided to public hospitals in Riviera Nayarit.

In conjunction with the H. Ayuntamiento de Bahía de Banderas, the Asociación de Empresarios de Punta de Mita y Riviera Nayarit, in collaboration with Fundación Punta de Mita, contacted Direct Relief, an international non-profit organization that donated medical supplies to the Hospital General de Zona 33 del IMSS and Hospital General de San Francisco de Bahía de Banderas.

A total of 119 boxes of personal protective equipment were provided, with an investment of 1.5 million pesos, consisting of surgical caps, goggles, mortuary bags, face masks, surgical shoes, KN95 masks (of which were delivered twice as many as requested), masks and gowns, among other implements.

These materials were received by Dr. José Luis Monteón, director of the Hospital General de San Francisco de Bahía de Banderas and Youniss Sanjuan, administrative director of the Hospital General de Zona 33 del IMSS. Both of them agreed that this donation strengthens the personal protection of the staff, as well as the spirit of continuing to work to overcome the effects of this situation.

“The will of all of us present here is above the great difficulties we have faced during this time. Although this equipment is basic, it is necessary to contribute to saving lives,” said Ricardo Sansores, coordinator of Salud Municipal, on behalf of the municipal president Jaime Cuevas, who amalgamated this entire project.

Adalberto Moreno, director of the Asociación de Empresarios de Punta de Mita y Riviera Nayarit, explained: “During all this time, we have been in close contact with the Bahía de Banderas municipal government to review the health contingency. This is how we learned about the needs of these two public hospitals and, in conjunction with the Fundación Punta de Mita, we contacted Direct Relief, who made the donation of all these medical supplies and materials.”

Finally, David Connell, president of Fundación Punta de Mita, commented: “For Direct Relief, an important part of the goal of making these deliveries is to observe and make sure that the products reach the communities directly and, in this case, the hospitals.”

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization with presence in more than 80 countries, whose mission is to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations. Direct Relief’s assistance programs are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations. This tradition of direct and targeted assistance, provided in a manner that respects and involves the people served, has been a hallmark of the organization since its founding in 1948.

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