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Cuban Health Collaborators in Paraguay Celebrate Moncada Deeds

Asuncion, Jul 27.- The 16 Cuban collaborators of the Miracle Mission in Paraguay signed the Code of Ethics in salute to the 62 anniversary of the Moncada deed.

That was the main activity of the ceremony held to mark the Day of National Rebellion in Cuba, in which health collaborators ratified the commitment to end 2015 with more than 3,000 surgeries performed in the year, the head of the group, Dr. Carlos Alberto Perea told Prensa Latina.

Cuban collaboration completed this month a decade of presence in this country, that started by sending patients to Cuba for eye treatment.

Two years later the staff and equipment required were installed in an open unit in the town of Maria Auxiliadora, Tomas Romero Pereira District, Itapua department (southeast), about 480 kilometers from the capital.

Since then, according to Perea, in the Eye Center more than 261,000 actions of the specialty were performed, including 25,073 cataract and pterygium surgeries.

The work is aimed at the care of low-income people, who receive general consultations, tests for eyeglasses and intraocular lens calculation, laboratory research, surgery, hospitalization (patients and companions) with free food and drug delivery.

Mission or Operation Miracle is a project started on July 8, 2004 at the initiative of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

It aims to help people with low incomes so that they can be operated from various eye problems and receive treatment to solve certain diseases.(Prensa Latina)