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Cuban doctors who fought COVID-19 in Haiti returned home


HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 8 (ACN) The 18 members of the Henry Reeve Brigade who fought COVID-19 in Haiti during the past six months returned to home on Wednesday with the satisfaction of having saved the lives of more than 40 people.

Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Cuban president, in a message sent to the collaborators, said this is a brigade that worked hard on the training, highlighting that it started up a hospital which had never provided services before.
The results of the indicators have been very satisfactory and encouraging, achieved with the solidarity effort that ratifies Cuba's commitment with the Caribbean nations, he added.
The Cuban specialists assisted 934 patients during their stay in the Caribbean country, 1,095 laboratory tests were also carried out as well as a total of 10,068 nursing procedures.
The group was made up of collaborators who were fulfilling their mission, then other members were incorporated, thus responding to the assistance needs.
We worked along with the Haitian personnel, and from the assistance point of view the members of the brigade faced the consequences of religious, cultural and idiosyncratic positions; for these reasons we received patients who came in very advanced stages of the disease with serious complications.
To date, 52 Henry Reeve brigades have traveled to 39 countries, of which 42 are still active in 33 countries, with a total of 3,800 collaborators, according to the ministry of public health.

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