The head of the Cuban Medical Mission, Dr. Luis Enrique Pérez, told Prensa Latina that all 51 experts, including 120 others, who arrived on August 4, 2023, will be joining the team for a new chapter in cooperation with Italy in the medical field. He said he wrote
Through this year’s intensive service, members of the Medical Brigade have earned the respect of not only the local government but also the nation for their professionalism, humility, and ability to overcome any difficulties to accomplish their assigned tasks. and received gratitude.
On November 26, one month before the first anniversary of his death, in an event commemorating the seventh anniversary of the death of Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, the political and health authorities of Calabria celebrated the achievements of Cuban medical professionals. acknowledged.
On this occasion, the President of Calabria, Roberto Occhiuto, and the Cuban Ambassador to Italy, Mirta Granda, welcomed the Cuban medical team at the Polistena, Gioia Tauro, Locri and Merito Porto di Salvo hospitals, where health indicators were presented. He emphasized the activities of Improved.
In recent months, they have made “an important contribution to this region in keeping our hospitals open and serving patients,” Occhiuto said, adding, “When I said we were hiring Cuban doctors, “Many criticized my initiative, but today everyone,” he added. In Italy, they want to imitate me. ”
All 51 medical professionals arriving in Calabria in 2022 (38 men and 13 women) cover nine specialties, most of them provide their services in countries all over the world, and all of them have extensive have professional experience.
Cuba’s solidarity medical assistance in Italy is a continuation of that provided by brigades of the Henry Reeve Medical Detachment in the northern cities of Crema and Turin in 2020 during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.