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Guayaquil, Ecuador. The Montepiedra Clinic

On January 9, a medical clinic sponsored by the Montepiedra Educational Center was inaugurated in Mapasingue, one of the poorest parts of Guayaquil.

The clinic will provide general medical attention, treatment for respiratory ailments and minor surgery, as well as laboratory services for the people who live and work in the area.

Dr. Camilo Chiquito, director of the clinic, said that dental and gynecology services would hopefully be added soon. The president of Montepiedra’s board, Guillermo Lasso, noted that an embassy was offering to donate an ambulance, which would be another step in the growth of this social work.

Romana, No. 34, January-June 2002, p. 135.