HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 9 (ACN) The medical brigade of the Henry Reeve contingent that assisted Martinique in the confrontation with COVID-19 in recent months returned to Cuba today, according to CubaMinrex website.
The text specifies that the collaborators of the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Specialized Doctors in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics provided services to that Caribbean island since last June.
During those three months of uninterrupted work, the brigade attended 4,161 patients and participated in 199 surgical operations, and as part of the Cuban contribution, 1,898 X-ray and 425 ultrasound examinations were also performed, in addition to the treatment of positive patients with SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
This is the first time that a Cuban medical brigade has collaborated with Martinique, a French overseas territory.
The brigade that returns to Cuba today was made up of 15 collaborators from seven Cuban provinces, almost half of whom have previously completed an internationalist mission.
Right now, 41 brigades of that international contingent of doctors, nurses and health technicians, created in 2005 at the initiative of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, are serving in thirty countries to contain cases of contagion with COVID -19.
To date, due to the health crisis caused by the infectious disease, 52 Henry Reeve brigades have gone to 39 countries with more than 3,800 collaborators, who treated 658,000 patients and saved 14,000 lives.