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LATEST_UPDATE_ON Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 14:01
Holguin Doctors Help Earthquake Victims in Mexico

medicos-cubanos.jpgThree Holguin doctors who are members of the Henry Reeve brigade are in Oaxaca, Mexico, to provide medical care and support to victims of the earthquake that left several people dead and hundreds homeless.

The doctors selected to participate in this important mission, are from the municipalities of Banes, Cueto and Holguín.

Aniuska Velázquez Díaz, representative at the Department for Assistance to health Collaborators in Holguin said that other health workers in this eastern Cuban territory have expressed their will to provide help to the earthquake victims.

According to the website of the diplomatic missions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba (Minrex), the contingent is composed of 19 specialists in surgery, psychiatry, obstetrics, neurosurgery, general medicine, imaging, clinical laboratory, sociology, nursing and hygiene and epidemiology, as well as assistance staff.

It also reports that Cuban doctors have already worked in the General Hospital of Tehuantepec, where they offered 100 medical consultations, have performed six cesareans and one appendicitis surgery. They are also providing health services at the Military Hospital, located in the town of San Pedro Comitancillo, where they supported gynecological obstetrics and consultation services.

The Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specializing in Disasters and Serious Epidemics, established on September 19, 2005, by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, is made up of more than 2,500 professionals from the sector.

Since then, they have participated in about 30 humanitarian aid in some 20 countries, including Pakistan, Mexico, Ecuador, Guatemala, Bolivia, China, Indonesia and Chile.

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