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In China four hospitals Ophthalmology with Cuban personnel
Chief of Cuban medical services in China, Doctor Eddy Silvia Hernandez and Director of the Anhui Friendship Hospital, Zhang Bing, signed the documents in a ceremony also attended by provincial Deputy Governor Xie Guangziang and Cuban Ambassador to China Carlos Miguel Pereira, who highlighted the significance of this step in strengthening the friendship existing between both peoples.

Relations between China and Cuba are on their best moment, said the Cuban diplomat, who added that this new ophthalmology hospital is a result of agreements reached by top leaders of both countries.

Xie Guangziang was confident that thanks to joint efforts, the Hefei hospital will be an example of Chinese-Cuban cooperation and play an important role in health services in Anhui province.

The first joint ophthalmology hospital was founded in December 2006 in Xining, capital of Qinghai province, followed by a second such facility in the city of Hebei, central Henan province, in 2008.

A third hospital with similar characteristics will be inaugurated in Datong, in northern Shanxi province, 186 miles west of Beijing.

The Anhui hospital, with 80 beds and five operation rooms in 75 347 square feet is expected to start operating in the last quarter of 2009.

In a meeting with the Cuban delegation, provincial Governor Wang Sanyun said the facility will have full government support.

He hailed Cuban achievements in health, especially in ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology and other fields of speciality.

Anhui, about 745 miles south of Beijing, has 68 million inhabitants, five million of them in the capital Hefei.


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