Rotary International President-elect Mark Maloney, who takes over as the organization’s leader July 1, is scheduled to inaugurate a new X-ray system Sept. 2 at the Dispensario Antituberculoso Central (a tuberculosis clinic) in Guatemala City as part of the HealthRays® initiative. It will be the 10th unit installed by the project, sponsored by Rotary District 6440. Currently the equipment is aboard a ship that left from Spain and is expected to reach the city in the next few weeks. The clinic is currently being refurbished and it has been newly painted to prepare for the arrival of the machine.
There are four other clinics with plans for installation through the HealthRays initiative. They are Ixchiguan, to be funded by District 3481 in Taiwan. The club in Coban, Guatemala will handle details for that installation. The clinic San Cristóbal de Alta Verapaz will be funded by District 6440 and the Rotary Club of Coban. The clinic is being refurbished and it will receive additional medical staff. Villa Nueva, another clinic, is being refurbished by the municipality and will be handed over to the ministry when completed. The fifth clinic with plans for the installation of a machine is Escuintla. Built by the Rotary Club of Escuintla after the eruption of the Vulcan de Fuego. The installation will be funded by the club and District 6440.