Cuban mission returns sight to thousands of Paraguayans

Asuncion, Jul 9.- The Cuban Miracle Mission Brigade working in Paraguay returned or improved sight to 13,641 patients in the last 18 months.The team, which is freely assisting the population, is working in Maria Auxiliadora district, department of Itapua, more than 400 kilometers of this capital.

There, a small group of surgeons, ophthalmologists, a specialist in Internal Medicine, an optometrist, and professionals in pharmacy and laboratory, along with some administrative workers, are carrying out a hard work, gaining the people’s gratitude and friendship.

Statistics state that about 3,964 patients were undergone surgeries during that time some 5,858 people received optometrist care, and other 3,819 in internal medicine.

The most common afflictions treated were cataract and pterygium, some of them should be operated, others through specific treatments, and a small group was assisted for other diseases.

The group, which is tirelessly working here, recently received the visit of Vice President Juan Afara, accompanied by high officials of the health sector.

Complying with their duty and enthusiasm, the members of the Cuban brigade are celebrating today the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Miracle Mission by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.(Prensa Latina)

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