Medical brigade fighting Covid-19 in Azerbaijan returned to Cuba

Havana, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) A Cuban Medical Brigade, made up of 117 health professionals, returned to the country on Thursday after providing health assistance for nearly four months in Azerbaijan.

The brigade (48 doctors and other health professionals) treated as many as 25,873 patients, carried out 297 lab tests, rehabilitated 6,774 patients, and rolled out 25,874 educational activities.

According to the Cuban Public Health Ministry (MINSAP), the brigade provided separate health services including internal medicine, intensive and intermediate therapy, emergencies, hygiene and epidemiology, pharmacy and physical medicine, among others.

The brigade supported the work at the Absheron Olympic Center and ‘Semashko’ Baku No. 1 Hospital, the largest in the city, with a capacity of 900 beds.

Cuban health professionals joined another Henry Reeve medical brigade that was already working in Azerbaijan last November.

According to official sources, Azerbaijan´s authorities recognized the professionalism, technical level, humanism and consecration proved by the Cuban professionals.

Currently, a 115-professional Cuban brigade remains in that nation.

Cuba’s Foreign Ministry recently reported that the Caribbean country has sent more than 400,000 health professionals to 164 countries.

Given the current epidemiological situation due to Covid-19, the Henry Reeve Internationalist Medical Brigade has aided to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in about 40 nations.


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