HomeLa GuairaEl Hospitalito de La Guaira is now a popular clinic

El Hospitalito de La Guaira is now a popular clinic

The reclassification of the so-called “Hospitalito”, now converted into the Alfredo Machado Popular Clinic, is received with great enthusiasm by the inhabitants of the Catia La Mar, Urimare and even Carayaca parishes, in the state of La Guaira, for being the only health center of the western coast that can provide broad-spectrum medical services.

More than 350 patients were treated on the first morning of work at the Alfredo Machado Popular Clinic, after this Tuesday, President Nicolás Maduro, the governor of La Guaira, José Alejandro Terán, and the sole Health Authority of the Litoral Nélare Bermúdez activated this health center.

Governor José Alejandro Terán said that this popular clinic will provide “free, quality care to the people of La Guaira.”

The people of Guaire were able to be treated in the adult and pediatric emergency consultations, which were completely rehabilitated and equipped with state-of-the-art technological equipment.

Now the inhabitants of the western coast will have a health center with quality care in comfortable and modern spaces.


This clinic has 11 medical specialties and 17 services that will allow daily care for around 300 patients, which will benefit around 5.000 families in the Catia La Mar parish alone, to which are added the inhabitants of the neighboring parishes of Urimare and Carayaca.

The clinic opens a new service, apart from those it already provided, such as the Presbítero José Ignacio Aponte Martínez Hemodialysis Room and its nephrology consultation.

This service will be able to care for about 62 patients and perform about 186 dialysis per week. This service is free, which favors patients who, in private services, must pay $400 per session.

Patients receive the medications and disposable kits at no cost, so the savings can reach $1.200 per week, while still being a complete treatment. This room operates from Monday to Saturday, in 3 shifts, from 7 am to 7 pm.

With the reclassification of this health center, new services were activated: laboratory, X-rays, dentistry and ultrasound. La Guaira modernized its technological platform in health centers with the placement of 7 digitizers and the laboratory network.

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