Havana, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) The Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade specializing in disasters and serious epidemics is maintaining on Monday its willingness to provide assistance to the countries that need it.
Upon arriving in Cuba in the past hours, a group of 40 experts expressed their satisfaction for taking care of the life of the people of Mozambique, an African nation that suffered the effects of a powerful hurricane in March.
Some few days after the weather phenomenon occurred, the doctors traveled to Beira and established a field hospital with a clinical, surgical and epidemiological profile.
Rolando Piloto, head of Brigade 28 of the Henry Reeve contingent, stated that Beira offered services of pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, orthopedics and traumatology, clinical laboratory and ultrasonography, as well as the creation of an internment area with 12 beds and eight observation beds.
Works related to hygiene and epidemiology were also carried out, among them those linked to fight malaria, which is why about 17,000 houses will be visited and more than 50,000 residents of that city were benefited.
In the 63 days of stay in that country, the Cuban contingent attended a total of 22,259 patients, about 331 surgical interventions were performed, 128 of them to the elderly and 203 to children, he said.