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The universalization of teaching in the country's 169 municipalities has allowed for over 73,000 young people to currently be training as medical technicians, authorities from the Health Ministry reported.

According to Dr. Julio Portal Pineda, dean of the Health Technology faculty at the Higher Institute of Medical Sciences, the program started in 2002 with four specialties: physical therapy, transfusion medicine, clinical lab and imaging technology.

The physician stated that the country will graduate this year the first 600 health technicians of the capital, and expects to graduate more by 2008.

These achievements are being analyzed in the first congress on health technology, started Monday with the attendance of 250 Cuban delegates and other from 31 countries, among them Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Uruguay.

Source: Escambray

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