Cuban medical collaborators return to work in hospitals in China

Beijing, Mar 3 (Prensa Latina) Ophthalmologists from the Cuban Medical Brigade in China returned to work in three hospitals on Tuesday, with the responsibility and protection necessary amid the emergency created by the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the mission headed by Dr. Yamira Palacios, the physicians resumed their work after the suspensions adopted for security reasons and as part of a nationwide contingency plan implemented since late January.

It noted on social networks that the Cuban collaborators, along with Chinese medical professionals, are working together despite the complex epidemiological situation in the country.

The Brigade added that the priority is to prevent, keep control and comply with the measures to fight the coronavirus.

‘This gesture is another expression of love, unity, solidarity and commitment,’ it concluded. Cuba’s collaboration has been successfully carried out at ophthalmological centers in hospitals in the provinces of Qinghai, Shanxi and Henan.

Official statistics show that more than 225,627 consults were given and 13,546 surgeries were performed between 2012 and 2019.

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