The Colombian Society for the History of Medicine honored the Country Clinic for its sixty years of operation. It was noted that during this time it has served more than 6 million patients with the generation of 1,600 jobs.
“For his important management for 60 years and his significant contribution to the transformation of medicine and medical education in Colombia,” said Ricardo Salazar López, vice president of the Colombian Society, at the protocol ceremony.
As part of the commemoration, the Clinic announced that over the next five years it will build a new 2,600-square-meter care tower that will focus on the medical specialties of cancer, transplants, orthopedics, gastrointestinal, metabolic and cardiovascular surgery.
According to the managers of the clinic, the award is added to others that he has received such as the National Medicine Award in 1992 and, in 2012; the Cruz de Boyacá in the Cruz de Plata degree for his contribution to the country in medicine, and the José Acevedo y Gómez Order of Merit, in the degree of Grand Cross, for his contribution to the Capital District.
To date, the Clinic has 1,000 attached doctors and he stressed that it has increased its capacities since the pandemic, with more ICU units, with which they have treated more than 9,000 patients infected with covid-19.