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Cuban medical team returns home from South Africa

Cuban medical team returns home from South Africa

Havana, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The third group of the Henry Reeve International Contingent brigade that provided medical assistance against Covid-19 in South Africa has reportedly returned to Cuba.
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Among its 31 members there are specialists in General Comprehensive Medicine, graduates in Electromedicine, Information Management and Hygiene and Epidemiology, who contributed to the fight against the disease in the provinces of Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape and Gauteng, the Cuban News Agency (ACN) reported on Sunday.

Yoel Antonio Milanes, head of this group, said that they arrived in South Africa last April when the pandemic was at its peak, and remained on the front line with the sick, in the poorest and most difficult areas.

These Cuban professionals attended to more than 50,000 patients, around 25,000 of them infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

They also contributed with surgeries, deliveries and caesarean sections, as well as in the repair and maintenance of various equipment, and in taking samples for PCR and contact screening of Covid-19 cases.

According to the Cuban Embassy, in the last 12 months, doctors of the Henry Reeve Brigade provided assistance to 239,411 patients; performed 40,391 nursing procedures and 1,215 surgeries.


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