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Health officials at the University of New Mexico are designing a program to help treat sick migrants – many of them seeking asylum – being detained in crowded government facilities near the border.
Dr. Sanjeev Arora, director of Project ECHO – Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes – at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, said that an ECHO program to help treat migrants in facilities near the Mexican border is being developed and should be up and running in the coming weeks.
“There are children and people (at the border) who are housed in government facilities who need health care, and there isn’t enough expertise there,” Arora said. “We are going to bring our existing resources to bear and start an ECHO for them.”