doTERRA recently completed renovations on a healthcare center near Terra Roza, a new Rose Distillation Facility in Bulgaria. Before renovations, the people of the small city of Shipka relied heavily on the inadequate healthcare center, which was quite literally crumbling to pieces and had no medical equipment. Renovations were funded by the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation and included demolition and construction of a new exterior, installing new door and window frames, laying thermal isolation boarders and installing a water drain corner. Upon completion in May 2021, the center opened its doors once again with a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Since then, the healthcare center has welcomed medical providers visiting from other cities.
In July, a visiting optometrist examined over 80 people free of charge. The unique design of the healthcare center allows everything to happen in one place, including exams, receiving prescriptions, and even 10% off the price of glasses. Prior to the renovation of the healthcare center, patients would have had to go to their General Practitioner in order to obtain a medical document granting them access to an optometrist. The optometrist visit would have been followed by a trip to another location to purchase glasses or other needed items.
Thanks to renovations, the people of Shipka have greater access to healthcare. The center recently secured a permanent dentist; the first dentist ever to provide checkups directly in Shipka. An osteoporosis specialist is scheduled to visit later this month and ultrasound equipment will be installed shortly into the facility. The Mayor arranged for a specialist from Stara Zagora to conduct the exams for the ultrasounds.