Oshyn, Inc. and Rotary organizations have enhanced the availability of medical and dental care for economically and financially challenged people in a remote area of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 19, 2008 -- Oshyn, Inc., a leading enterprise technology agency, announced today a donation to healthcare projects in a remote area of the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Oshyn donated funds in addition to funding by several Rotary organizations. The project provided an Automated Blood Analyzer to a free clinic operated by the Apostolic Diocese of Puyo and a dental chair, instruments and composite curing light to a free dental clinic operated by the Municipality of Mera. The total cost of the project was $31,506.
Mario Tierra demonstrates new blood analyzer for Diego Rebosio, CEO of Oshyn.
Mario Tierra, of the Apostolic Diocese of Puyo free clinic, previously processed all of the clinic's blood work manually, which often took precious hours or days to complete. Now the sophisticated Pentra 60 Blood Analyzer provides results within minutes. The quick blood results allow the clinic's physician to immediately begin treatment, which will save many patients' lives. The clinic is visited by about 200 patients per week. The dental equipment will provide much needed modern dental care to financially-challenged patients in Puyo, Mera and neighboring communities in the Amazonian province of Pastaza. Dental hygiene is a pressing healthcare issue in most of the Latin American countries.
Diego Rebosio, Chief Executive Officer of Oshyn, traveled with his wife Kathy Izurieta to Puyo and Mera for the official ribbon cutting ceremonies, in October, where the dental clinic was officially inaugurated by the Mayor of Mera, Mr. Alfredo Cajamarca. The official transfer of the Blood Analyzer also took place on the same day in Puyo. During the ceremonies, Sister Maria Dominga Porto who is the head of the clinic and Mayor Cajamarca thanked Oshyn and the Rotary clubs for their generous support in bringing much needed expanded healthcare assistance to the region. The host Rotary club, Rotary Club of Puyo, honored Diego Rebosio, with a Paul Harris Fellow Award for Oshyn's contributions to the successful completion of this humanitarian service project.
"Oshyn was very supportive of these projects which resulted in thousands of patients getting better healthcare and living longer and healthier lives," said Dr. Vasanth Prabhu, Director of the International Service, Rotary Club of Central Chester County in Lionville, PA, USA. "The presence of Oshyn representatives at the inaugural ceremony in Puyo and Mera showed their deep commitment to the cause of helping the poor and needy in Ecuador. We in the Rotary organizations are looking forward to Oshyn's continued support."
Oshyn holds a strong belief in corporate social responsibility and aims to continue helping organizations that help the world become a better place. "We hope this modest donation will help provide enhanced opportunities to those in need," said Diego Rebosio, Chief Executive Officer of Oshyn, Inc. From 2002 to 2006 Ecuador experienced its highest five-year average growth rate in 25 years. Yet despite this climbing growth rate and modernization, the poverty rate is currently about 38% compared with 12% in the United States.