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Monday, January 4, 2021

2020: a proof that Cuba saves

By Dania Díaz Socarrás / Radio Cadena Agramonte.

Camagüey, Jan 4 - There are many data that can illustrate the work of Public Health and all those who have supported its actions in Camagüey, but the most important thing is to be able to look around us and verify the essentially positive results and the vast majority of lives saved.

If we refer to the pandemic that has occupied the health care center in the world, since the arrival of Covid 19 to our territory, more than three thousand people from Camagüey and Avilanians have been treated in hospitals in this city, and more than 47 thousand samples from the province have been examined. Among them, more than eight thousand were analyzed in the last two weeks, when the number of positive travelers has increased, notably above the autochthonous cases.

This was stated by Reinaldo Pons Vázquez, provincial director of Public Health in Camagüey, when reviewing the year 2020 regarding the impact of the new coronavirus, adding that all the municipalities of the province have already reported cases, and that in the last 15 days there have been 74 have been detected, of them 61 travelers, two contacts with confirmed natives, nine contacts with travelers, and two with a hitherto unknown source of infection.

Pons Vázquez also pointed out that the effort made from each of the hospitals, both Amalia Simoni and the Military Octavio de la Concepción de la Pedraja, who take on patients with SARS-CoV-2, will be unforgettable for the years to come, like the rest who have had to redouble their work.

The oncologist María Curie, for example, took over the Hematology service of the Amalia Simoni center for two periods, and many areas of assistance joined the Manuel Ascunce Domenech Teaching Surgical Clinical Hospital, all with difficulties, but with greater will to overcome.

Equally enduring will be the experience of the Henry Reeve contingent, as part of which more than two thousand people from Camagüey carried out an international mission among doctors, stomatologists and other health professionals, mostly concentrated in Venezuela, Angola and Qatar, of which 245 now remain in 31 countries of the world.

All this reality becomes an inevitable prologue to talk about the year 2020, which, as Pons emphasized, was a different period inside and outside of our Island, in which, therefore, all the indicators merit a different interpretation and that do not stop be, in any case, data that can only be achieved thanks to the Revolution. (Fotos: ACN)