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Cuban health minister highlights importance of medical cooperation in the Caribbean

Cuban Health Minister Highlights Importance Of Medical Cooperation In The Caribbean

Portal Miranda spoke of gratitude and respect in the context of commemoration of the day
Latin American Medicine Day was observed on 3 December. Photo: Kranti Studio

Havana, 5 December (RHC) Cuba’s Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda, announced during his recent visit to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that for the largest island of the Antilles, cooperation in the field of health is indispensable. , which reaches throughout the Caribbean region.

In statements to the press of the Presidency, the chief explained the importance that Cuban collaboration in health matters has for the Caribbean, which currently amounts to 1,441 collaborators in 13 states.

Portal Miranda reports that to date, more than three thousand professionals from different countries have been trained in Cuba, as part of a cooperation program that has existed for many years.

He highlighted that 641 Caribbean students are currently studying in medical science universities in the country.

The minister remarked on the potential for expanding cooperation involving biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry, a topic he hopes to discuss at an upcoming summit with the Caribbean community.

“Sharing what we have is exactly what the largest island of the Antilles does with the world, and it is a result of the legacy of Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro, which has been continued by Army General Raul Castro and President Miguel Díaz -Cannel”, he reflected.

He stressed that during a visit made by San Vicente health institutions to President Miguel Díaz-Canel and that country’s Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, they, together with local doctors, confirmed with the population the results of the work of Cuban professionals In addition, he accredited the Modern Medical and Diagnostic Center in the city of Georgetown.

He recognized that the achievements which are appreciated in the sister nation are the result of high quality services rendered to the allied population, which is a source of pride for the motherland.

Portal Miranda expressed gratitude and respect, congratulating the workers of the sector in Cuba and those working in missions abroad, in the context of the commemoration of the Latin American Medical Day, celebrated on 3 December. (Source: PL)

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