Holguin, Cuba, Aug 2.- Young U.S. visitor Melissa Britton asserted on Thursday in this eastern city that the United States should learn from the Cuban health system, which never leaves any of its citizens unprotected.
The Cuban government educates its people in the prevention of diseases and in sustainable care for the future, very different from what happens in my country, where the capitalist system does not allow these benefits to occur, she added.
Britton is one of the 34 members of the 44th contingent of the Venceremos Brigade, on a visit to Cuba since July 21, and that met in Thursday with physicians, technicians, nurses and specialists of the Clinical-Surgical Hospital of Holguín.
The brigadistas visited the Eye Center located in that hospital, where, as an average, 27 patients are operated on every day, explained Dr. Alejandro Guerrero, director of the hospital.
The members of the Venceremos Brigade arrived in Holguín on July 21. Later, then visited the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Granma and then returned to Holguin, where they will stay until August 4.(ACN)