Cuba, Miracle Operation for a million patients
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- Health and Medicine
- 11 / 20 / 2006
A total of 485,476 people from 28 countries have been benefited by the Miracle Operation, preserving or reestablishing sight to patients of low economic resources through the free surgeries.
A report of the Health Ministry to the recently-held Parliamentary Hearing analyzing the course of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, allowed knowing that 290,934 of them are Venezuelans.
The information was offered by the official of the Cuban Ministry Elia Rosa Lemus.
The Miracle Operation, created in Cuba and supported by Venezuela, has become a huge campaign of great social and humanitarian content and intends to reach the figure of a million surgeries per year.
At the beginning the operations were carried out in the Cuban hospitals but later and with the objective to make the service accessible for the large mass of people in need, centers with the same aim were opened in other countries.
Thus, there are 13 ophthalmologic centers in Venezuela where the operations are carried out successfully adding to the similar ones working in Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras and Bolivia.
The solidarity boosted by the Bolivarian Alternative in the fields of public health is also evidenced through the existence of numerous ophthalmologic mobile units assessed by Cuban experts and located in the Venezuelan humble zones.