Havana, Mar 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has enough human resources to cope with Covid-19, as well as to provide assistance abroad, Public Health (MINSAP) Minister Jose Angel Portal said.
Cuba has 95,000 physicians, 84,000 nurses and a ratio of nine doctors per every 1,000 people; in summary, that means enough availability to help whoever needs it as well, the minister told a press conference on Saturday.
‘Notwithstanding, we are weighing it with pin-point accuracy, when assessing the professionals who can go in a mission to other countries, always without affecting our people,’ the doctor noted.
Over the past week, Cuba has sent medical personnel to a dozen countries in response to requests from their governments to curb the spreading of Covid-19.
According to the MINSAP, the Cuban staff has arrived in regions like Lombardy, in Italy, and Andorra, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Haiti, Saint Lucia and Belize.
So far, more than 40 countries have requested Cuba’s assistance to fight the epidemic, which already affects more than 170 countries in the world.