Cuban medical brigade in Nepal has treated two thousand patients so far
The Cuban medical brigade in Nepal already treated two thousand patients in areas that were severely affected by the earthquake last month. Residents in the districts of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur have benefited from the Cuban personnel, as announced Granma newspaper.
A month ago, on April 25, Nepal was shuddered by a devastating earthquake of 7.9 degrees on the Richter scale, which caused more than 8 600 victims.
On the night of May 12, the same day that a second earthquake struck the nation, the 41st brigade of Henry Reeve International Contingent Specialized in facing disasters and major epidemics -made up by 49 collaborators, including 25 doctors of different specialties-arrived in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal.
In almost five hours they treated 512 patients, the biggest amount attended by the brigade in a single working day to date.
With patients consulted on Sunday in Bhaktapur, Cuban doctors exceeded the figure to two thousand Nepalese treated since last May 15.