HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 21 (acn) Cuban ambassador to Portugal Johana Tablada strongly rejected critical statements against the Cuban medical cooperation in that country by the president of the Bastonario da Ordem dos Medicos, or Portuguese Medical Association, Jose Manuel Silva by describing them in a disrespectful and irrational manner.
In a communiqué sent to the Portuguese news agency, the diplomat said that the medical cooperation is a very positive experience that allowed to offer one million 316 thousand 225 medical consultations in the European nation since 2009.
IN 2014 alone, the Cuban doctors have given highly qualified assistance to over 131 thousand patients, said the ambassador and noted that there is nothing to hide on the part of Cuba referring that part of the salary funds of the Cuban doctors is transparently used to contribute to the island's health system, which formed them free of charge and employs them.
The diplomat said that saying that these funds go to the hands of the "Cuban regime" is a groundless, ignorant, anti-Cuba position, and an act of political demagogy, and irresponsible for a person that has such an important post.
The ambassador said that Cuba has similar medical service accords with over 60 countries of the world, including Portugal and she expressed her strong rejection of the statements by the Portuguese official by describing them irrational and inconsistent to the truth, and foreign to the real state of bilateral relations between the two medical institutions.