CENORF carries out cancer screening for amputees and calls for more access to specialized medical consultations

Praia, Dec 26 (Inforpress) – The president of the National Orthopedic and Functional Rehabilitation Center (CENORF) wants amputees to have more access to specialized medical services and draws attention to the costs of scheduling and attending consultations in the structures of health.

Alberto Afonso made this appeal this Wednesday, during the launch of a cancer-screening project in the city of Praia, aimed at 28 men and 26 women amputees, from various locations on the island of Santiago, within the scope of activities promoted by CENORF, which aims to prevent and combat cancer in people with disabilities.

The president of CENFOR asked that the policies for appointments and treatment of the disease be reviewed, which, he assured, has a high cost, given the conditions in which these people live.

“We know the conditions in Cape Verde and often getting to the specialist appointments has its cost, from accessing the structures, going through the appointment,” he emphasized, congratulating the work of the Cabo Verdean Association of Fight against Cancer, in the fight and combat of this disease in people with disabilities.



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