Cuban doctors in Ecuador are ready to assist local population amidst volcano threat
- Submitted by: Juana
- Health and Medicine
- 09 / 01 / 2015
The Cuban medical brigade in Ecuador is ready to assist the local population in the event of the eruption of the Cotopaxi and Tungurahua volcanoes, which have increase activity over the past few days.
Doctor Maria Isabel Martinez, head of an 800-member medical brigade in Ecuador, said that the doctors, nurses and technical personnel deployed in risky zones will occupy their position in the event of an eruption.
The two volcanoes, located at just 100 kilometers from each other, have increase activity with ashes affecting nearby settlements, while their irruption is not discarded by experts.