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Medical Assistance Continues Arriving in Haiti from Cuba
Medical Assistance Continues Arriving in Haiti from Cuba | Cuban News Agency
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Cuban aircraft carrying tons of medical equipment and supplies as well as health specialists in emergency situations continue arriving in Port-au-Prince.
On Saturday, a team of 37 doctors and three additional surgical teams arrived in Haiti to reinforce the work of the island’s Henry Reeve medical brigade for emergency situations that is currently proving medical services in the Haitian capital.
The 37 doctors are Haitian graduates from the Caribbean School of Medicine in Santiago de Cuba who immediately began providing health care in parks, concentration points and shelters for people who lost their homes.
The specialists are providing primary health care and implementing preventive measures against infections while more complex cases are sent to hospitals.
More than 500 Haitian doctors have graduated in Cuba and 200 of them are currently working in their country and training to become specialists in Comprehensive General Medicine.
Cuba has had over 400 doctors stationed in most Haitian communities for years offering free medical services. Cuban doctors were first on the scene in Port-au-Prince, setting up a tent hospital to serve the wounded adjacent to the collapsed 700-bed national hospital. Cuban medical staff has done the same in small towns and communities near the Haitian capital.