They develop medical and recreational days in San Marcos

They develop medical and recreational days in San Marcos

San Marcos, May 16 (AGN).- Government institutions implemented medical and recreational days in five municipalities of San Marcos. The activities were coordinated by the National Youth Council (Conjuve); the Vice Ministry of Sports and Recreation, of the Ministry of Culture and Sports; the National Civil Police (PNC), and the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS).

Kevin Rivera, departmental delegate of Conjuve, pointed out that the purpose of the conference was to benefit the most vulnerable population.

He added that the medical and recreational days were held in San Antonio Sacatepéquez, San Pablo, Malacatán, Catarina and Esquipulas Palo Gordo. He affirmed that apart from the conferences, workshops for the prevention of violence were implemented.

The different institutions come together to implement medical days that allow us to care for the vulnerable population such as women and children. Recreational activities and workshops were also carried out to prevent violence, since we consider that they are activities that promote healthy coexistence, she said.

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Details about sessions

Through the medical conferences, general consultations were carried out for children, mothers and adolescents, with the purpose of detecting diseases and referring patients to health services. In addition, medicines were delivered free of charge.

Likewise, people participated in sports and recreational activities promoted by the staff of the Vice Ministry of Sports and Recreation. The representatives stimulated the participants with driving tools for a full and comprehensive development of the population of the five localities.

Personnel from the General Subdirectorate for Crime Prevention, of the PNC, and the Unit for the Community Prevention of Violence, gave a series of workshops to children and adolescents, with the purpose of preventing violence and crime.

The talks were focused on showing the consequences of getting involved in illicit activities. For this reason, the workshops focused on promoting the setting of positive objectives and goals, emphasizing that each decision made has personal, family and social consequences.

The beneficiaries thanked the different institutions for their intervention and hope that they will be repeated periodically because, in addition, it allows them to deal with the emotional consequences left by the COVID-19 pandemic.

*By Whitmer Barrera

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