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Cuban doctors report nearly 7,000 engagements in Turks and Caicos Islands

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#CockburnTown, Turks and Caicos Islands – October 30, 2020 — (FROM PRESNA LATINA) – Cuba’s Henry Reeve medical contingent made 6,838 consultations in the Turks and Caicos Islands, in response to the fight against Covid-19, the head of the brigade, Dr. Alfredo Moran, said on October 7.

Cuban contingent working with professionals at TCI Hospitals; photo by TCI Hospitals

Upon sharing with Prensa Latina the work done by the Cuban health workers, Moran highlighted that those physicians assisted some 715 children under 15 years of age and visited 470 patients between July and September. Lethality rate due to Covid-19 is 0.86% in this British overseas nation.

Moran, who is also a general surgeon, supported services at the Cockburn Town Medical Center for a month. He said the group of Cuban professionals is in good health condition and comply with biosafety and monitoring measures.

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During the dialogue with Prensa Latina via WhatsApp, the Cuban doctor talked about the unity and discipline of the brigade’s members facing the extensive work days at the Chersheire de Provinciales Hospital, belonging to the InterHealth Canada Hospital.

The 20-Cuban-health-workers brigade arrived in this overseas territory on June 15 and the government of Turks and Caicos Islands requested to extend the doctors’ stay here, to contain Covid-19 and offer care for other diseases.

Report from Presna Latina

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