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Cuba and China open ophthalmologic hospital

Hefei, China, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Cuba and China on Wednesday opened here the new venue of an ophthalmologic hospital with specialists from both countries, as part of a collaboration of more than 10 years.

According to Cuban Consul General in Shanghai Mileidy Aguirre, the medical exchange in this specialty between Cuba and the province of Anhui (southeast) has its origin in the long-term vision of leaders Fidel Castro and Hu Jintao.

The diplomat assured that cooperation between the two parties has benefited more than 400,000 patients over these years, fostering great reception by the local population.

The new venue of the Cuba-China Friendship Ophthalmology Hospital is another milestone in collaboration in health matters,’ she said.

The consul reiterated her gratitude to the Chinese Government, companies and especially to the 2nd Anhui People’s Hospital, ‘for sending tons of medical supplies, indispensable to break the United States blockade during the fight against the (Covid-19) pandemic’ in Cuba.

Aguirre highlighted the excellent relations between Cuba and China, and particularly stressed the consensus reached between Presidents Miguel Díaz-Canel and Xi Jinping.

Official statistics show that Cuba offers its medical services in more than 70 countries, where around 30,000 collaborators are working.