Kathmandu, June 2 (RHC) –- A team of Cuban doctors providing medical assistance to victims affected by the devastating April earthquake in Nepal has treated a total of 4,610 patients, including 52 surgeries on patients, according to official reports.
The Henry Reeve Brigade, which consists of 49 Cuban health professionals that specialize in dealing with major epidemics and disasters, set up a field hospital outside of Kathmandu as well as mobile medical stations in various quake-hit areas.
The Cuban medical specialists in Nepal arrived last month with 24 tons of medicines, medical equipment, and other supplies. Cuba has been offering all medical services free of charge, including lab, medicines and other checkups.
Nepal, one of the world's poorest nations, has extremely limited capacity to fund disaster relief and long-term reconstruction efforts. The death toll from the quake, Nepal's worst in more than 80 years, has reached 8,699.
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