Cuban Doctors Continue Saving Lives in Bolivia

La Paz, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Professionals from the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Bolivia are continuing their humanitarian work to serve the Bolivian people, where they have treated more than 70 million people and saved some 100,000 lives.

Recently, at the Riberalta General Hospital in the department of Beni, Cuban doctor Dairon Asdrubal, a specialist in Neurosurgery, quickly assisted a 32-year-old Bolivian who presented a diagnosis of Acute Epidural Hematoma (bleeding between the inside of the skull and the outer covering of the brain), caused by an accident.

After clinical and imaging tests, Asdrubal decided to carry out surgery to incorporate the patient into society and avoid complications.

‘In Bolivia, the Cuban Medical Mission has surgically treated a total of 721,651 patients who, aside from Bolivians, include Argentines, Peruvians, Paraguayans, Brazilians, Mexicans, Ecuadorians and Germans,’ the BMC coordination reports on its website.

The multidisciplinary team of health professionals from the Cuban brigade will continue their daily work, in the nine departments of the country, to improve Bolivians’ quality of life.


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