IESS Hospital scheduling weekend surgeries to reduce waiting list

Twelve surgical procedures were carried out last weekend at the Jose Carrasco Arteaga Hospital of the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS). These surgical operations are part of the “Medical Taskforce: Active Surgery” program, which started June 29th and will go on for four more weekends. The taskforce began with patients that require hip, knee a general surgical procedures, who are on the insurance’s waitlist. This program was designed to reduce the waiting list for patients that were still pending for different medical procedures. There were specific areas with heavier wait time, like traumatology and general surgery, which were taken as…

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