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Monday, November 18, 2013

Cuban Doctors Save More Than 286,000 Guatemalans Since 1998

Guatemala, Nov 18.- At least 286,151 Guatemalans have been saved by Cuban doctors until October, since they began to work in the health sector of this Central American country in 1998, according to official data.

According to statistics from the Cuban Medical Brigade in Guatemala, the Caribbean island's physicians have assisted about 35,431,805 patients in the same period.

During the last three decades, some 273,606 Guatemalans have been operated by general surgery, gynecology and obstetrics, and orthopedics, according to figures to which Prensa Latina had access.

Thanks to Operation Miracle program, about 122,658 patients have undergone surgery due to different eye diseases, says the report.

That mission is a humanitarian project that began in 2004, and was promoted by the governments of Cuba and Venezuela. Its objective is to restore the sight to poor people who suffer different eye afflictions. (Prensa Latina)