MOPAN POLYCLINIC, Wed. Dec. 23, 2020– The Mopan Polyclinic will now be referred to as the Drs. Kevin and Kenneth Guerra Polyclinic II. On December 23, 2020, the healthcare facility was given the new name in honor of the twin doctors who lost their battle to COVID-19.
Both brothers are originally from Benque Viejo Town. Dr. Kevin Guerra worked at the Placencia Health Center and Dr. Kenneth Guerra worked at the San Ignacio Community Hospital.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) held a short ceremony to unveil the new name of the polyclinic. Minister Michel Chebat, a few immediate family members of the honored doctors, and the staff of the polyclinic were present.
“The Government of Belize and the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the citizens of Belize are indebted to Drs. Kevin and Kenneth Guerra,” Chebat commented in his remarks.
A press release issued by the Government of Belize states, “The Drs. Kevin and Kenneth Guerra Polyclinic II offers outpatient services for acute and chronic illnesses and family and community health services, including prenatal care, postnatal care, and child health.”
The release also said that the healthcare facility is equipped to provide urgent medical care. The facility is scheduled to begin providing COVID-19 rapid testing services as well.
The polyclinic provides healthcare services to residents of Benque Viejo Town and the surrounding villages and was constructed to meet the demands of the growing population in those areas.
Minister Chebat remarked, “This polyclinic has been providing health services to Benque Viejo Town, the village of Succotz, Arenal Village, Calla Creek and Corozalito. This facility offers outpatient services for acute and chronic illnesses, family and community health services which include prenatal care, postnatal care, and child health. Additionally, this facility is equipped to provide urgent medical care.”
He also said that recently, the services at the facility had been affected by the pandemic, but that the clinic is fully operative once more.