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Cuba’s solidarity with Chernobyl nuclear accident victims recalled

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Cuba’s solidarity with Chernobyl nuclear accident victims recalled

Havana, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero on Tuesday described as a great proof of solidarity the program developed by Cuba to assist the children who were victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
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In his message, he recalled that 32 years ago the first victims of the nuclear accident that occurred in today’s Ukraine were received by Fidel Castro, as part of a program in which more than 26,000 people were treated between 1990 and 2016.

According to figures from the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, during that period more than 70,000 consultations were held in 20 medical specialties, using several medicines produced by Cuban biotechnology.

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Since March 29, 1990, when the first 139 children arrived in Cuba, and up to 2006, 26,114 people were treated, 23,000 of them children, due to the after-effects of the nuclear disaster.

The catastrophe at the Vladimir Ilich Lenin nuclear power plant in Chernobyl is registered as one of the most serious in history, according to the International Nuclear Accident Scale.

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