Djibouti: Medical Care activities for the local Caritas

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The activity of Medical Care planned in the month and which has seen the health staff of the Italian Military Support Base (BMIS) stationed in Djibouti, assisted by the CIMIC cell, engaged in carrying out outpatient visits at the local headquarters of the Italian Caritas.

The health care provided in the course of four appointments at the outpatient facility made available by the pastoral body, was intended for street children and the destitute of the capital city of the Djiboutian state and achieved great success, both in terms of numbers and of appreciation for the care given.

Thanks to the dedication, commitment and professionalism of the medical officer assisted by the BMIS nursing staff, a total of about 200 visits were carried out in favor of pediatric patients (children between 1 and 12 years of age), the elderly and several pregnant women. ; the pathologies treated were for the most part of an orthopedic, infectious, dermatological and internal nature and various types of dressing (basic and advanced) were also performed for lacerated-bruised wounds, diabetic ulcers and skin dehiscences.

The director of the Italian Caritas in Djibouti, friar Silvestri and the project manager duly expressed words of deep gratitude for the commendable initiative of the BMIS soldiers, hoping for the continuation of these important health assistance interventions, in support of the less fortunate people in the area. , as a fundamental and valuable contribution in the provision of primary care in the work of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and physical injuries.

The activity took place in an atmosphere of great enthusiasm, in full compliance with the safety measures and procedures against the spread of Coronavirus.

La Italian Military Support Base (BMIS) in Djibouti, led by Colonel (AM) Luigi Bigi, provides logistical support to all national components in transit on the Gibutian territory engaged in the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean, with particular reference to the MIADIT Somalia, EUTM Somalia missions and EUNAVFOR Atalanta.