Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 26, 2017 / 10:30 am
In the wake of last week's devastating earthquake, the Archdiocese of Mexico City has announced that anyone needing medical care can go to the Catholic Church's clinics and hospitals even if they are unable to pay.
On Sept. 19, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico City and surrounding areas, killing more than 300 and leaving thousands homeless.
Health care law in Mexico requires that medical services are provided on a sliding scale, considering the ability of patients to pay. In light of the current situation, the archdiocese has announced that it will provide medical services "even if you can't pay on the sliding scale."
To help defray their costs, donations of any kind are also being requested, especially "bandages, toiletries, antiseptics, gauze or medications in good condition, not used or expired."