Cuban Doctors Continue Ophthalmological Attention in Bolivia

La Paz, July 9 (Prensa Latina) Professionals of the Cuban Medical Brigade (BMC) in Bolivia have continued with ophthalmological care actions in this country as part of Operation Miracle, which in the last 13 years restored the vision to more than 700,000 people.

These days, 12 employees of the BMC develop an ophthalmological campaign at the Roberto Galindo Teran Hospital, in the city of Cobija, department of Pando, which will run until July 18.

Likewise, another group of doctors offers clinical attention and performs surgeries at the Yacuiba Ophthalmological Center, located in the department of Tarija, after several days of research.

The Operation Miracle began in Bolivia in 2006 at the initiative of President Evo Morales, to solve various eye diseases of humble people in this country through free medical care.

In 2018, 700,000 ophthalmic surgeries were performed to combat diseases such as cataract, pterigium and glaucoma, among others.

This solidarity program, created by the leaders of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, in 2004, benefits people of scarce resources.

According to data from the Cuban Ministry of Health, in these 15 years a total of 3,88,516 surgical interventions have been performed, and currently Cuban professionals involved in this program, have a presence in 10 countries.


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