Successful work of Cuban medical brigade in Peru
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Health and Medicine
- 12 / 02 / 2011
The Peruvian city of Trujillo received medical care of the Cuban brigade Vilma Espin. The slums of the city were benefiting from the successful campaign which Porfirio Montalvo, head of it, expressed his satisfaction.
In statements to Prensa Latina, Montalvo said the results of the campaign of care to the residents of five areas in the district of El Porvenir Trujillo at 570 kilometers north of here.
There Montalvo arrived last week and eleven other members of the brigade from its base in Pisco, 250 kilometers south of Lima.
Noting that for five days, two thousand Cuban professionals attended 388 consultations, the brigade commander emphasized the warm welcome of the inhabitants of the areas visited, medically underserved.
He also highlighted the support given to the campaign by the municipality of Trujillo and other municipal authorities and the judiciary, and the Cuba Solidarity Committee, Peru in the northern city.
In the campaign with specialists in pediatrics, gynecology, obstetrics, dentistry, orthopedics, rheumatology, internal medicine, physical medicine and general medicine.
According to Montalvo, Cuban professionals handle cases for children, primarily from intestinal parasites, viral and respiratory infections, diarrhea and other illnesses with preventive actions eradicable.
Similar is the situation in adults, including most common diseases were hypertension, rheumatism and diabetes.
Cuba maintains a medical brigade from Pisco earthquake that struck in August 2007 that city and others in the region of Ica and nearby. After emergence, the Cuban doctors remain at the request of the population and the authorities locals.
Additionally, ophthalmological brigade is established in the city of Cusco, a thousand 165 kilometers southeast of Lima.