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Guyana praises cuban health cooperation

Guyana President Barrat Jagdeo praised the work of the Cuban medical personnel at the opening of the first comprehensive diagnostic center in the South American country.

Jagado said the support from Cuba to his countrys healthcare system is a gesture of altruism and a contribution to improving the health indicators of countries with greater needs.

Rody Cervantes Silva, head of the Cuban medical mission in Guyana, reported by Internet that the new diagnostic center is located in the community of Diamond, 12 kilometers from Georgetown, the capital. He noted it is one of four similar facilities slated to open in the coming months.

More than 50,000 people in the area will now receive free services including ultrasound, endoscope, x-rays and laboratory analyses.

From January 2007 to date, the 92-strong Cuban healthcare mission in Guyana has provided a total of 268,400 doctors visits and saved 743 lives.

Source: Granma

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