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Free health clinics to be held at UPR Mayagüez Campus

By The Star Staff

The Medical Sciences Campus (RCM by its Spanish initials) of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) will offer free health clinics to the community on Saturday, March 25 at the Mayagüez University Campus (RUM) as part of RCM Vital, an initiative of the General Council of Students at RCM.

As part of the event, educational talks are also to be given on topics related to disease prevention, effective treatments and promotion of healthy lifestyles. Among the health services that will be provided are the taking of blood pressure and vitals, calculation of body mass index, and guidance on adherence to medications and resistance to antibiotics.

“RCM Vital is a project created by our students, from the six schools that make up the RCM, to make a community impact and extend the reach of our services to citizens,” Prof. Carlos Ortiz, interim chancellor of RCM, said in a written statement. “Members of the faculty and the campus community also participate in the activity.”

UPR President Dr. Luis Ferrao Delgado noted that “the RCM has a firm commitment to provide health services to the community.”

“Activities like RCM Vital allow us to expand our field of action while creating real practice spaces for our students,” he said. “I congratulate the RCM General Council of Students for this excellent initiative.”

Jorge Rivera, coordinator and student representative of the General Council of Students said “RCM Vital represents the importance and relevance of our institution, not only in the training of health professionals, but also in the number of services we provide to the people of Puerto Rico, despite the challenges we have faced over the past few years.”

The clinics will take place in the nursing building of the UPR Mayagüez Campus from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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