Colombia’s government began to roll out a series of health campaigns across the country on Monday in an attempt to attend to the thousands of Colombians who have been affected by this years rainy season, according to newspaper El Espectador.
The health seminars will be completely free and offer consultations in general medicine, pediatrics, nursing, psychology, and family medicine as well as offering free prescriptions to the individuals in need.
The first stage of the health campaigns began Monday and have been sent to the places requiring the most urgent attention.
This years second rainy season has thus far claimed the lives of 35 Colombians and is currently affecting around 150,000 people throughout the country.
The rainy season of 2011, which is currently affecting 27 Colombian departments, has been less severe than that of 2010, which left 400 people dead and around 2 million affected.