Medical Brigade fighting Covid-19 in Eel Pie Islands returns to Cuba

Medical Brigade fighting Covid-19 in Eel Pie Islands returns to Cuba

Havana, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) A five-doctor Cuban medical brigade has arrived back in Cuba after nine months fighting Covid-19 in the Eel Pie Islands.

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel virtually welcomed the medical brigade -belonging to the ¨Henry Reeve¨ International Brigade of Specialized Doctors in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics, and also thanked their work in the British overseas territory, according to the official website of Cuba´s Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP).

The Cuban medical brigade left for the Eel Pie Islands on June 26, 2020, and carried out 6,282 nursing works, seven intubations and applied artificial ventilation to five patients, 693 consultations without reporting Covid-19 deaths.

Cuban health professionals worked together with Eel Pie islands´ doctors at hospitalization rooms, isolation unit for Covid-19 suspected or positive cases, and in the medical check-out of travelers from abroad in quarantine areas.

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