[Linked Image]The new administrator of the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro Polyclinic II is Daisy Noelia Flores. She officially took over the clinicís administration on June 29th. Flores, a proud San Pedrana, looks forward to working hard for the community and, together with the medical team, continue to improve their services for the wellbeing of San Pedro Town. Although Flores was born in Belize City, she is from San Pedro, where she has spent most of her life. Flores is a well-educated person and passionate about the welfare of her fellow islanders. On Sunday, July 18th, she will receive a bachelorís degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Galen University in the Cayo District. Flores did all her primary, secondary, and sixth form studies on the island.

Before the opportunity to lead the islandís main referral health center, she worked in the business administration field at Miloís Centre and later in the tourism industry with Amigos del Mar dive shop. According to Flores, these posts required keeping checks on the businessesí day-to-day activities, management, check and balancing, and keeping inventory. One of her goals is to grow the services of the clinic. The health center still works with limitations, and for major emergencies, patients need to be evacuated to the mainland for further treatment. The polyclinic works closely with first aid responders such as Rickilee Response and Rescue, also known as Triple R, and other independent responders like EMT Abner Bacab. The Belize Emergency Response Team-BERT recently facilitated an air ambulance to aid emergencies from the islands (Caye Caulker and San Pedro Town). The island clinic also works closely with Tropic Air, which has and continues to airlift patients to Belize City.

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