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Cuba sends medical staff to Peru

Cuba sent to Peru two planes with two campaign hospitals and medical staff to aid the victims of the earthquake.

Cuban Ambassador to Peru Luis Delfin Perez said in Pisco that both hospitals will run on autonomous energy due to the power cut affecting the area.

The 42-member team includes specialists in general medicine, in orthopedics and traumatology, surgeons, intensive care, anesthesiologists, gynecologists, radiologists and epidemiologists, plus nurses and technicians.

Ambassador Perez said both aircraft are to land soon in at the air base of Pisco, hardest hit by the quake and where President Alan Garcia has been leading the relief operations since Thursday.

President Garcia noted the international aid reaching Peru after the quake whose toll in lives unofficial sources number in more than 500.

Source: Prensa Latina

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