Cuban Prime Minister acknowledges the work of the medical brigade in Türkiye

Edited by Catherin López
2023-02-21 23:59:46


Cuban doctors in Türkiye. Image: Twitter Manuel Marrero

Havana, Feb 21 (RHC) Through his Twitter account, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero highlighted the work of Cuban health professionals who collaborate in the care of people affected by the earthquakes that hit Türkiye recently.

On Twitter, Marrero Cruz sent a hug to the 32 Cuban health professionals who arrived in the Eurasian country to help the victims of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale that shook several localities in Türkiye and Syria on February 6 and was followed on the same day by an aftershock of similar intensity.

Official data indicate that the number of victims in the Eurasian nation had exceeded 41,000 people, when on Monday, February 20, another 6.4 magnitude earthquake was registered in the south of the country.

The Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics was created by the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, and its mission is to provide humanitarian-medical assistance to populations victims of natural disasters and epidemics in other countries and to help their recovery.

The day before, President Miguel Díaz-Canel recognized the performance of that brigade.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez also highlighted the presence of Cuban doctors in that Eurasian country as a sign of solidarity in the face of the tragedy.

The Cuban brigade is made up of 20 doctors and 11 specialists in nursing, epidemiology, and service personnel, and was located in the Necip Fazil Sehir hospital, in the town of Buyukyapalak, Elbistan, province of Kahramanmaraş, in south-central Turkey. (Source: PL)


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