The patient drove 12 hours with his wife to the mission hospital
Today, Wednesday, June 14, Hospital Diospi Suyana celebrated the arrival of its 500,000th patient. Fernando Ccarita had no idea during his 12-hour drive from a small town near the city of Puerto Maldonado that he would be making history at noon in Curahuasi.
On the recommendation of his wife, Pascuala Astomolina, with whom he has six children together, he sought medical attention at the hospital’s emergency room. An accident on Sunday left him no choice but to make the long journey. Both said there was no doctor where they lived.
Our star patient received a gift basket full of surprises in a solemn ceremony in the hospital church. His treatment costs are covered by Hospital Diospi Suyana.
Half a million patient visits is a milestone! The many patients who come to the “Hospital of Faith” from all states show how important our contribution to the health care of the people of Peru has become. /KDJ