Cuba Contributes a Field Hospital to Help Mozambique

Havana, March 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will send a field hospital to Mozambique to reinforce health care there with Cuban doctors deployed in that African country, Vice Foreign Minister Anayansi Rodriguez announced on Monday.

The aid will be sent in the coming hours and the hospital has the necessary logistics and personnel to support Mozambicans, assured the official at the embassy of Maputo in Havana, also visisted by Gladys Bejerano, Vice President of the Council of State.

Last week, several regions of Mozambique were hit by cyclone Idai, with winds packing 170 kilometers per hour and heavy rains that left so far over 400 deaths, 110,000 homeless people and significant material losses.

Interviewed by Prensa Latina, Rodriguez stressed that the field hospital will have the necessary medications for this type of emergencies and, at the same time, the Cuban medical team, which is on mission there will support the hospital.

Moments earlier, Bejerano representing the Cuban government signed the book of condolences opened at the Mozambican diplomatic legation and ensured that Cuba has always been willing to offer solidarity to all the people of the world in situations like these.

She highlighted the permanent willingness of Cuban authorities, doctors and health personnel to aid ‘sister nations’ and all countries.

The Comptroller General of the Republic also pointed out that this is a small contribution and granted that Cuban doctors will be able to grow in their effort to provide the attention that the Mozambican people deserve.

Bejerano commented that Cuba has experiences in this type of situation, and ratified all the support and affection that is needed at this time.


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