Las Tunas.- The health Professionals from this province who fought the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, could appreciate the pride of the people for their great humanism, courage and professionalism, while were received at the Vicente García Memorial Centre, in this city.
Family members, work colleagues, friends and authorities of the Party and the Government welcomed the10 members of the Henry Reeve International Contingent, which for six months remained in Sierra Leone and Liberia to combat the disease.
José Armando Arronte, director of Public Health in the province, said that a positive response from this group and the other 13 that accomplished the prestigious mission -and will arrive in Las Tunas in the coming days- was always expected.
We felt the great love ofthe Liberia’s population, they used to say that who was attended by Cuban doctors would be saved, told ACN the doctor Ronald Hernández, who highlighted the good preparation and knowledge demonstrated by these professionals.
Dr. Enrique Ortiz evoked the arrival of Cubans to Liberia on October 22 last year, and said that a great affection and trust towards them grew soon in the population.
The nurse Camilo Puga acknowledged that the first days in Sierra Leone was very impressive; having to withstand temperatures up to 40 degrees and the hermetic protective equipment.”I do not deny that I felt some fear at the beginning, but I remembered what I was told in Cuba: protect yourself so you can help others. I did it; I went overcoming myself and developing skills, besides the humanism that distinguish us.”
Arriving at Las Tunas, Camilo had the great joy to meet his little Carolina who was born in the municipality of Colombia a few days after his depart for Sierra Leone.