Cuban Doctors Care for Evacuees in Brazilian State
- Submitted by: lena campos
- Health and Medicine
- 12 / 31 / 2013
Doctors of the program More Doctors provide their services voluntarily to the evacuees in the town Serra, in the west of the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, for 10 days affected by heavy rains.
They are 11 doctors of primary health care collaborating with firefighters and rescue workers in shelters and in the most affected areas of the territory of 46,318 inhabitants.
According to the Municipal Department of Social Services, the Cuban doctors work Saturday and Sunday as volunteers and serve 15,000 unsheltered of this county.
An article in the daily Gazeta on Line from Vitoria, the state capital, reveals that physicians were distributed in several shelters located in schools and other public facilities.
"The population needs a lot of care and we reached the municipal health secretary to work and care for evacuees," said the Cuban doctor Gabriel Lordello, quoted by the newspaper.
Serra is among the 50 municipalities declared a state of emergency due to flooding of large parts of the territory and the dangers of collapse of houses built on hillsides and gullies.
Heavy rains, floods and landslides killed 21 people and over 50,000 evacuated in 50 districts of the state of Espirito Santo.
Source: Prensa Latina