The District 6440 HealthRays® Project has been notified by The Rotary Foundation that its ninth clinic installation of a digital x-ray system has been approved. The new installation will be in the Nahualá clinic in Sololá, Guatemala, which is on the highway leading from Ciudad de Guatemala to Quetzaltenango. The unit will serve a population of 188,500 people in that area!
The HealthRays Project was begun in 2011 with the request of 29 units by the Guatemalan Ministry of Health. We are providing digital x-ray diagnostic to a population who has never had this access before. Previously, patients have had to travel to a regional hospital, sometimes many hours or days away, to obtain an x-ray. Our project is changing the face of care for the very poor in Guatemala. Thank you to all of the clubs in our district who are supporting this very important project!