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Cuban city pays tribute to doctors

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Cuban city pays tribute to doctors

Camagüey, Cuba, Dec 3 (Prensa Latina) The hometown of Cuban scientist Carlos J. Finlay (1833-1915) on Friday paid tribute to this region's doctors on Latin American Medicine Day.
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The University of Medical Sciences, named after this prominent scientist from Camagüey, was the venue to praise the work of health professionals in both the country and abroad, as members of the Henry Reeve Contingent.

“Here, we always recall our Commander in Chief Fidel Castro, the mastermind of this medical brigades that have saved so many lives across the world,” Arturo Amores, director of the Amalia Simoni Clinical-Surgical Hospital, commented.

The highest number of Covid-19 cases have been treated in this institution, founded by the leader of the Cuban Revolution 62 years ago, in a province that stands out due to its large hospital infrastructure.

In the opinion of Carlos Moran, provincial director of Public Health, “despite the limitations imposed by the blockade against the country, our bastions continue to be solidarity and devotion, as faithful heirs of Finlay’s teachings and followers of Fidel’s work.”

In its four decades, the University of Medical Sciences of Camagüey has graduated over 25,000 health professionals and 1,950 students from 50 nations.

Carlos J. Finlay, born on December 3 and the discoverer of the transmitting agent of yellow fever, was one of the most prominent scientists in Cuban history.

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