Cuban Physicians Have Saved More Than 286,000 lives in Guatemalan Since 1998

Edited by Juan Leandro
2013-11-18 13:51:17

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Guatemala City, November 18 (RHC)-- According to official figures members of Cuban Medical Teams working in Guatemala since 1998 have saved the lives of at least 286 thousand 141 Guatemalans.

Statistics show that the successive Cuban Medical Brigades in Guatemala have attended 35 million 431 thousand 805 patients.

Surgical operations were performed by Cuban doctors on 273 thousand 606 patients, including general surgery, gynecology, obstetrics and orthopedics.

The Opthalmic project, Operation Milagro, has led to surgical interventions in 122 thousand 658 patients, all of whom have recovered their vision.

Operation, Milagro began in 2004 as a humanitarian project cosponsored by Venezuela and Cuba to help deprived Latin American residents to regain their eyesight.

Over the past years, over three million Latin American citizens have been benefitted by eye operations in nine nations as a result of the successful techniques of Operation Miracle.

Both Guatemalan President Otto Pérez and Foreign Minister Fernando Carrera have publicly praised the work by Cuban doctors and technicians.

The Cubans first arrived in Guatemala in November 1998 to help in recovery efforts after the devastating Hurricane Mitch.



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