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Friday, June 29, 2012
Venezuelan Patients back to Cuba for Medical Follow up
Havana, Cuba, June 29.- Over 250 Venezuelan patients, who previously received medical attention in Cuba under a Cuba-Venezuela comprehensive outpatient program, will return to the island for a follow-up on their treatment.
A Cuban medical team was in charge of evaluating the patients, in the locality of Manoa de San Felix, who should come to the island for the follow up on treatments in the specialties of oncology, neuro-pediatrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, physical therapy and orthopedics, said the head of the advisory team with the program, doctor Vladimir Trujillo as cited by Venezuelan National Radio.
Anabel Mathison, regional coordinator of the program, said they are following up on patients that were already treated in order to achieve their full recovery. This is part of a multidisciplinary team working shoulder to shoulder with Commander Chavez, the president of the Health Institute, and local authorities to guarantee full access to healthcare, she said.
The Cuba-Venezuela Comprehensive Outpatient Program offers free-of-charge and humanitarian medical assistance to all Venezuelan citizens who decide to take the treatment through a letter of request, the presentation of medical records and other personal information.
Outpatient Yesica Romero, who was treated in two occasions in Cuba (2010 and 2011) for bacterial meningitis affecting her locomotion, said she has had positive recovery and she can now partially walk by herself.
Romero expressed her appreciation for the treatment: “Thanks to this program set up by Comandante Chavez and his team, I am now hopeful that I will improve my condition and walk, therefore I’m looking forward to my next medical consultation in Cuba.” (ACN).