Ottawa, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 2,000 Canadian citizens on Monday called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hire Cuban doctors to fight Covid-19, demanded by the 34 First Nations of Manitoba.
On March 30, 2020, Ottawa rejected the petition by native nations of the country that live under the worst conditions to be assisted by the Cuban medical team trained to fight the pandemic.
The signatories of the petition indicate that this could be done immediately by ordering Canada’s representative at the UN, Ambassador Bob Rae, to speak about Cuba’s remarkable medical internationalism.
The petition states that ‘there are many lessons to learn about how Cuba is treating (and is planning to treat) the world coronavirus pandemic.’
The petitioners argued that, since last spring, the Cuban medical teams have treated over one million patients infected with the coronavirus in 40 countries on four continents.
They also discussed reasons for the popular nomination of Cuban doctors to the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, the first one received by the Oslo Nobel Committee, which was followed by another 50 nominations from all over the world.
The petition to Trudeau regrets that the country does not have a public pharmaceutical company, whereas Cuba has local enterprises that are working on five Covid-19 vaccine candidates, and after it vaccinates its population, it will provide millions of low-cost doses to Caribbean and Latin American countries.
The Canadian ambassador at the UN should speak about the remarkable world efforts of Cuba’s medical internationalism in these difficult times, the text noted.