Monday, December 11, 2023

Cuba sent 35 doctors to support those affected by Hurricane Otis

The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, reported this Tuesday at least 35 Cuban doctors which is in Acapulco to support those affected after the historic plague of Hurricane Otis, which left 46 dead after affecting the southern state of Guerrero.

“(I want to) thank the Government and the people of Cuba because they sent us doctors who are already in Acapulco,” said the president during his morning press conference.

In that sense, the Secretary of the Interior, Luisa Maria Alcalde, He confirmed that there are a total of 35 Cuban doctors who are in port to take care of the population affected by the meteorological phenomenon.

“In the case of the Cuban doctors, 35 are in Acapulco helping,” he said.

Likewise, he specified that a total of 1,048 health professionals from all federal institutions, including the Mexican Social Security Institute, arrived in Acapulco. (IMSS)the Institute of Security and Social Services of Workers (ISSSTE), the Ministry of Welfare and the Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (Cofepris).

After nearly a week of damage from Otis, which made landfall on Wednesday as a category 5 in Guerrero, where it broke the record for the intensity of a hurricane in Mexico, López Obrador declared that in addition to the support of Cuba along with medical personnel, cash deposits were also received from some countries, although it was not determined which countries made these contributions.

“There is support from all governments, they send support through Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE)”, he emphasized.

He recalled that this Wednesday he will announce the general plan of how much will be contributed to the victims, although he reiterated that “there is no limit,” but they will be delivered directly to the homes.

He further revealed that so far between 900 thousand and one million dollars have been sent, and pointed out that the president of United States, Joe Biden, offered support. “Whatever we ask for,” he said.

However, he emphasized that Mexico has a fund of 600 billion pesos (about 33.3 million dollars) to address the situation.

“In other words, we don’t have problems, because we have healthy finances,” he said.

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