Cuba Sends Medical Team to Nepal

Cuban doctors and other health workers leave for Nepal.  Foto:
Cuban doctors and other health workers leave for Nepal. Foto:

HAVANA TIMES — Cuba sent a group of 49 health workers including 22 doctors on Friday to Nepal after the devastating earthquake last April 25, reported dpa news.

The brigade from the Henry Reeve humanitarian aid contingent, was sent off before dawn by Health Minister Roberto Morales and other senior officials of the Cuban government.

The Cubans took a field hospital with them that includes, among other services, a surgical unit and intensive care unit, said the official Cubadebate website.

For several decades Cuba has carried out for humanitarian aid missions especially in countries in Africa and Latin America.

The Caribbean island was in the forefront starting last year in the international fight against Ebola, epidemic that killed thousands of people in West Africa. More than 250 Cuban medical aid workers worked for months in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three countries most affected by the outbreak.

The devastating earthquake in Nepal on April 25 measured 7.8 on the Richter scale. More than 7,600 people died in the tragedy in the Himalayan region, according to latest estimates.

The UN estimates that 256,000 houses were damaged and a quarter of the 31 million inhabitants of the country were affected by the tragedy.

27 thoughts on “Cuba Sends Medical Team to Nepal

  • August 23, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Those Castro sycophants like yourself have abandoned humanity in order to support the imposition of communism upon the people of Cuba. You Analyser make me vomit, not because of your childish abuse, but because you care naught for the plight of the people of Cuba
    I as the Godfather of a Cuban child and being related to almost seventy Cubans with my home in Cuba, write of the reality. You from your perch in the free world pontificate about theoretical ideas and concepts which belong to and should remain in the 19th century.
    To admire Raul Castro Ruz as you do, is to admire repression, to admire the removal of individual freedom, to admire execution without trial and to support the concept of making the people into a conforming mass because “to think as an individual is criminal.”
    You made your choice and I made mine. Go and quit thinking – conform!

  • August 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Castro sycophants vs. Mac Moron? Which is the “respectable ” reply?

  • August 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Here is an example. Once they arrive in country, their passports are taken from them. They are not allowed to speak to the press. See the point?

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