The RIU Hotel & Resorts chain and Fundación Aitana are collaborating to help children with cancer in Mexico. The travel company will cover the costs of all the medicines required at the Outpatient Chemotherapy Unit at the Dr. Jesús Kumate General Hospital in Cancún: an oncology department specializing in chemotherapy treatments. Prior to this, the company says, children had to travel to other Mexican states to get treatment.
The program will have two pediatricians specializing in oncology and four nurses to attend to patients from Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. This medical team will provide care for children from the provinces of Tulum, Solidaridad, Cozumel, Benito Juárez, Puerto Morelos, Isla Mujeres and Lázaro Cárdenas. The Outpatient Chemotherapy Unit at the Dr Jesús Kumate General Hospital in Cancún is the only one to provide this service to the public in the northern district of the state.
Several political figures attended the official opening including Alejandra Aguirre Crespo, Director of Health and General Secretary of the Department of Health Services of the State of Quintana Roo. Dr Ignacio Bermúdez Meléndez, the hospital’s General Director, was also present with other representatives of the medical centre, as well as Alma Tesillos, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Americas for RIU Hotels and Yusi Evelyn Dzib Echeverría, President of Fundación Aitana, who is one of the new oncology department’s most prominent figures.