Havana, Sep 18.- The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today highlighted the professionalism and efficiency with which the island's aid workers who faced the Covid-19 in Guinea Conakry worked during the reception ceremony of the medical brigade.
Through a video communication, the president welcomed the 21 collaborators to the homeland, who provided their services without interruption in that West African nation for more than three months.
In his message, the head of state also highlighted the advisory work for the application of the Cuban drug Interferon Alpha 2b Recombinant, which they carried out with excellent results.
Dr. Osmany Cañete, head of the brigade, when intervening thanked the opportunity to be able to offer his solidarity contribution to other nations and praised the importance of the creation of the Henry Reeve Contingent, founded by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
The group made up of 11 doctors (seven specialists in MGI, two pediatricians, a clinician and an epidemiologist) and 10 nursing graduates, arrived in Cuba this Friday morning, one day before the 15th anniversary of the creation of the Contingent.
These professionals worked in Guinea Conakry at the Donka National Hospital, an institution created to treat Covid-19, where they treated 501 patients admitted with serious signs.
According to the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, the brigade carried out 11,868 medical care and 43,329 nursing procedures in the African country.
To date, the island has sent 52 Henry Reeve brigades to collaborate with the efforts of 39 countries and territories in confronting the health emergency caused by SARS-CoV-2, of which 43 remain active. (Text and photo: PL)