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Mozambique's President visited Havanas Ramón Pando Ferrer Ophthalmologic Hospital.
The African head of state, who arrived in Cuba on Sunday, visited Havanas Ramón Pando Ferrer Ophthalmologic Hospital on Tuesday, where he was informed about the 23 services provided by the medical institution, which is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

He also learned that the Pando Ferrer Hospital has served as a model for the establishment of 44 similar centers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

During a tour of the facility, its Cuban director, Dr. Marcelino Río, told the Mozambican President that because the islands national eye care program covers all ophthalmologic specialties, Cubans do not have to travel abroad to receive any kind of eye treatment.

Likewise, Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yiliam Jimenez, mentioned the benefits of the Cuba-Venezuela led Miracle Operation, which started four years ago and through which low-income people have been treated from Bolivia, Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, and Paraguay, among other nations.

More than 1,000 Cuban patients are treated daily at the Pando Ferrer Hospital, where last year 11,000 cataract operations were performed, as well as more than 1,000 retina surgeries and more than 400 cornea transplants.

Mozambican Health Minister Paulo Ivo Garrido also told the press about his countrys interest in sending health professionals to Cuba to receive post-graduate training.


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