Cuba makes clinic in La Paz available to Bolivians
Havana, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez, announced that the Government of Cuba has made its clinic in La Paz available to the people of Bolivia, to be used in the fight against Covid-19.
The Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that in the face of a pandemic that 'requires urgent and joint efforts of cooperation and solidarity and, without renouncing ownership' of the Cooperation Clinic, that institution will be able to assist the sick while the crisis lasts.
It was announced on July 21st that the facility, which was raided by police authorities on November 15th, 2019, after the coup d'état against Evo Morales would be enabled to care for patients.
However, under the circumstances, the Government of Cuba decided to offer it for the service of the Bolivian people, who are living a 'tragic moment', with more than 60,000 infected and more than 2,000 deceased', and a health system that has not been able to adequately face the emergency.
The communiqué states the regret for the contagion and deaths of doctors and health personnel, among whom are several young graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba, 'who worthily did their duty.'
It specifies that multiple Bolivian organizations and citizens have addressed to Cuba both publicly and privately to request support from its health and medicine personnel, recalling the contribution that the Cuban medical brigade made in Bolivia.
Over 18,015 Cuban health professionals offered services to the Bolivian people, a collaboration that was halted by the attacks carried out by the facto Government in the wake of the coup d'état against Evo Morales, in November 2019.
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