Camagüey, Nov 30.- Inspired by the historical legacy of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, the workers of the Doctor Octavio de la Concepción y la Pedraja Military Hospital of this province celebrated the 65th anniversary of its foundation.
In that scenario and regarding the celebrations of the military hospitals of the Eastern Army, the Distinction Outstanding in Defense Preparation was awarded to the Santiagueño sculptor and ceramist, Luis Aragón Tellez for donating to the institutions the bust of the martyr that identifies them.
In its more than six decades of existence, the hospital center has stood out in various missions of the Cuban revolutionary process. One of the most recent was the activation of hospital services to confront COVID-19, for which a group of officers and civilian workers received the Combatant Production and Defense Medal.
An emotional moment in the tribute was the recognition of nurse Rafael Esteban Ramos Morán, founder of the Camagüey Military Hospital, and who has dedicated more than 50 years to the training of new generations and is an exponent of the ideas of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution.
For the results that the center has achieved since its foundation, Yuneisi Ramos Vázquez, member of the Provincial Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba, and Yennis León Mayedo, provincial vice governor, presented the 65th Anniversary Commemorative Plaque and the Distinguished Services of the Armed Revolutionary Forces and Featured in Defense Preparation to a group of officers and civilian workers.
The Military Hospital of Camagüey also received recognition from leaders, organizations and institutions of the province.
Colonel Edgar Wach Ayala, head of the Medical Services of the Eastern Army, read the congratulatory letter sent by the head of the Eastern Army, Major General Ricardo Rigel Tejeda, on the occasion of the anniversary, and highlighting the exemplarity and solidarity that distinguishes to the institution in the daily fulfillment of duty.
In the conclusions, Colonel Taurino Simón Cruz Padilla, director of the institution, affirmed the conviction that the authentic Children of Major Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz will not give up in the face of adversity and the cruel blockade of the United States against Cuba because their combat weapon is the shame of the people of Camagüey. (Text and photos: María del Carmen Castañeda Varona/Radio Cadena Agramonte)