Jamaican Minister Praises Cuban Ophthalmologists
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- 12 / 25 / 2009
Jamaican Health Minister praised the Cuban ophthalmologists’ work and capacity.
Spencer and the Jamaican Ambassador in Cuba Yuri Gala visited three ophthalmology centres, in which Cuban collaborators work.
Those centres were equipped at a cost of 6 million dollar and will have capacity for 22 patients.
It will be open next January 27 and "will have a team of competent professionals that will fill the human resources' gap", he minister stated.
In the meantime he mentioned the opportunities of training that are being studied with Cuba in order to increase the figure of native professionals.
The patients will receive free healthcare, Spencer pointed out.
Since the collaboration program began, the Cuban ophthalmologists have treated 20 thousand patients and have performed 4 thousand cataract operations.
Jamaica joined the Operacion Milagro Program, sponsored by Cuba and Venezuela, which has also benefit Dominican Republic, Guyana, Santa Lucia and Surinam.