Guyana`s Health Minister Praises Work of Cuban Doctors
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- 10 / 31 / 2008
Bheri Ramsaran, Guyana's health minister recognized the work of the Cuban doctors in his country at a meeting with the experts, who have been providing their medical services for free in all ten regions of the country.
Dr. Rody Cervantes Silva, head of the Cuban medical mission, said via email that the Cuban doctors treat more than 80 percent of the Guyanese population, including the people who live in remote places where medical treatment is very scarce.
There are now four comprehensive diagnosis centers across the country located in Diamond, Leonora, Suddie and Mahaicony. The centers provide services for minor and major surgery, endoscopies, clinical lab tests, ultrasound, and electrocardiograms, among other tests that permit more comprehensive and accurate diagnosis.
As part of the collaboration projects, 176 Cuban health experts are working in Guyana, together with seven local doctors who studied for five years at the Latin American Medical School in Havana.
Another 65 Guyanese youngsters are in the senior year of medical studies in their country under the supervision of Cuban doctors.