Cuban medical brigade that fought Covid-19 in Dominica returns home

Havana, Oct 5 (Prensa Latina) More than 30 Cuban medical professionals who supported the fight against Covid-19 in the Commonwealth of Dominica returned home on Sunday, after working in that Caribbean country for six months.

The brigade members were welcomed at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana by President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who lauded the commendable effort of those experts, who earned recognition from the Government and people of that sister nation in the Caribbean.

At the welcome ceremony, held virtually due to the health measures being implemented in the country to facilitate physical distancing, the Cuban head of State noted that the excellent work of those collaborators shows the strength of the Cuban people’s convictions, as well as their friendly vocation and commitment to their sister nations in the Caribbean.

These 35 medical experts from the Henry Reeve internationalist contingent attended to 4,627 patients, saved 52 lives and performed 23,997 nursing procedures in Dominica.

The members of the brigade (14 women and 21 men) have more than ten years of experience and represent 13 Cuban provinces, the Ministry of Public Health reported.

According to the source, 65.7% of those experts have fulfilled internationalist missions before, mainly in Venezuela, and five of them worked in Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Guinea Conakry, Pakistan and Haiti.


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