ELAM graduates follow in Valparaiso the Henry Reeve Brigade model

Santiago de Chile, Feb 5 (Prensa Latina) Chilean doctors graduated from the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM), from Cuba, apply today the model of the Cuban Henry Reeve Brigades to face the sanitary crisis caused by the fires in the region of Valparaiso.

Amaya Candia, president of the group of graduates of that institution, declared to Prensa Latina that this is the inspiration for the first response work in disaster situations, such as those existing today in the center-south of the country.

She added that this is because many of the graduates of the first generations were with the Henry Reeve on the occasion of the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile in 2010, or when the Atacama flood occurred five years later.

Then, she said, we accompanied the Cuban brigades that worked in our country and that guides us in the way of doing things.

Regarding the care provided in the field, Candia mentioned the treatment of stab wounds, burns up to second degree, (the major ones are sent to nearby hospitals), respiratory problems and many bruises.

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