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Some 10.000 Venezuelans have been treated in the Havana-based Cira Garcia Hospital since Cuba and Venezuela began implementing a health cooperation agreement in 2001.

According to the head of the department of medical records in the healthcare institution, Antolín Lovaina Gil, 950 Venezuelan patients have undergone aesthetic, orthopedic or brain surgery.

More than 1.000 patients from 86 countries, mainly Barbados, Spain, Canada, United States, Italy, Haiti, Mexico, Grand Cayman, and England, were admitted at Cira Garcia Hospital during 2006.

In addition, this medical center offers medical service to the community and boosts the Cuban program of cochlear implant which has benefited 60 patients on the island since 2005.

Cira Garcia hospital is the only healthcare Cuban institution with the service of Magnetic Resonance and the first in carrying out a successful stem cell implant in the central nervous system.
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Source: Radio Cadena Agramonte

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