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Cuban First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, said in Holguin that it is necessary to maintain and improve health services as a top priority mission.

“These are times in which the limitation of resources and material means have to be compensated with efficient services by the medical staff and the rest of the workers in the healthcare sector.”

Machado Ventura made the statement during a visit to the Vladimir Ilich Lenin General Hospital founded by Fidel Castro in 1965 in this eastern city.

He made a tour of the oncology centre of the institution which also provides services to patients from neighbouring Las Tunas and Granma provinces.

Hospital’s Director Rene Leyva told Machado Ventura that the area for cancer patients was recently remodeled and extended. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology that contribute to the recovery of patients under radio and chemo therapy treatments, among others.

Speaking with patients, their relatives and the staff of the hospital, Machado Ventura highlighted the Cuban Government’s efforts and dedication to preserve the health of the people, in spite of scarcities resulting from the US blockade against the nation and the world economic and financial crisis.

Accompanied by Holguin’s First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, the Cuban first VP also visited one of the policlinics of the city. He talked with the workers of the centre, among which was an intern from Bolivia who is on her fourth year of
medical studies.

Source: ACN

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