Ecuador: Disability Study Begins in the Capital

Ecuador: Disability Study Begins in the CapitalQuito, Oct 13. -The Manuela Espejo Solidarity Mission begins a medical-scientific disability study on Tuesday in the Ecuadorian capital after concluding the first phase of its research in seven rural municipalities in Pichincha province, and detecting 14,548 new cases.

Since September 28, the Mission, directed by Ecuadorian vice president's office and comprised of Cuban and Ecuadorian doctors, guides, and community leaders, with support from the Armed Forces, has been working in Pichincha province.

With the results of the study carried out in the seven municipalities of that province, 1,081,932 homes have been visited by the mission's workers, who have detected and registered 264,254 cases of different disabilities in all of Ecuador's provinces.

The mission has also handed over 55,000 technical aids and materials to the most affected cases, and all of the disabled registered will receive benefits from the comprehensive programs of attention, inclusion and prevention promoted by the Government. (Prensa Latina)