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Cuban Minister of Public Health, Jose Ramon Balaguer began a working visit in Bolivia on Wednesday. His agenda includes meetings with authorities and exchanges with Cuban medical personnel working in the South American nation.

Upon his arrival at the Viru Viru International Airport in this eastern Bolivian city, Balaguer was welcomed by the minister of Health and Sports, Nila Heredia, and Cuban ambassador, Rafael Dausa.

In a meeting with her Cuban colleague, Heredia highlighted the presence of 1,964 Cuban doctors in Bolivia and their contribution to the important health programs spearheaded by the government of President Evo Morales.

Heredia thanked Cuba for its solidarity and noted the commitment demonstrated by the Islands professionals, which to date, have seen over 5.3 million patients free of charge in the 20 comprehensive diagnostic centers.

With Cubas support, over 95,000 Bolivians have undergone eye surgery as part of Operation Miracle, added Nila Heredia.

Source: Granma

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