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First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura congratulated on Tuesday all Cuban doctors who graduated in 1959 for their work in the training of several generations of health professionals.
On the occasion of the Educator’s Day on December 22nd, the work of these physicians was recognized by Machado Ventura and by Public Health Minister Jose Ramon Balaguer, who praised the contribution of these professionals to the improvement of the island’s health levels.

Machado and Balaguer, both members of the Politburo of Cuba’s Communist Party, participated with the 1959 graduates in a ceremony to mark the date at the former School of Medicine, which is the current School of Biology of the University of
Havana. Also present was Jose Miyar Barrueco, Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment.

During the activity, the first graduates from this School of Medicine after the triumph of the Revolution, exchanged with students and professors from the Calixto Garcia University Hospital and School of Medical Sciences in Havana.
Mario Delgado, director of the hospital, thanked the doctors for their contribution to medicine in Cuba and praised the restoration work currently underway in this health care center.

He also invited them to participate in the celebrations for the 114th anniversary of the hospital on January 23rd, 2010.

Source: ACN

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