Cuba’s Oldest Practicing Doctor Celebrates 99 Years Old

Havana, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Eliecer Encinosa Garcia-Espinosa, who at his 99 years old is still working at the “27 de Noviembre” Psychiatric Hospital in this capital, is today the oldest practicing doctor in Cuba.

With more than 60 years dedicated to the medical assistance service of the country, the physician is an advisor in the direction of that hospital, located at the Havana municipality of Arroyo Naranjo, and is part of the Healthcare Infection Control and Medical Ethics Committee of the center.

Encinosa has spent 67 years of uninterrupted work as a physician, because he graduated in 1948, and Dr. Maria Cristina Hernandez, director of the hospital, described him as invaluable, an practicing professional performing monthly nutritional assessments of all in-hospital patients.

The doctor states that his jovial character has helped him stay active and healthy at his 99 years old.

Those who know him admire him for his modesty, intelligence and professional ethics. He is an example for the respect with which he treats all people and due to his personal attitude, he is the doctor who will arrive on time and do not leave until they have completed their workday, they noted.

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